Software Patents 2006

Ciarán O'Riordan

Free Software Foundation Europe

<ciaran@fsfe.org>

http://www.fsfeurope.org

About me

July 2005

Problem for Software

How'd it start

Current Status

European Governance

Next problem

Community Patent Basis

Community Patent Implementation

EPLA

Our Work Now

GPLv3: Another Approach

GPLv3 and Patents

What to do

http://fsfeurope.org/projects/swpat