[lug] Re: [BLUG-ANNOUNCE] BLUG Meeting Announcement 2009-04-09

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 10:58:33 MDT 2009

Jeffrey and Jason,
I'm glad to know that this talk will happen!

Preamble: I'm biased against software patents (I'll bet I'm not the
only one, here, but I prefer to be clear).

I'd like to hear:

1) what are the (serious, if any) reasons to have them: why isn't
copyright enough?

2) how "the system" could work when they give away patents on basic CS
concepts - or patents that have basic CS concepts as "special case",
like this

3) what are the "rules" (if any) under which a patent is enforceable,
and when it's not

4) what the Bilski case really changed (if any)


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 08:54, Jeffrey Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> Great!
> I forwarded your question at the time, but no one replied.  Let's give it
> one more shot.
> Anyone have any particular things you want to hear Jason talk about in the
> area of open source law?
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Jason Haislmaier <Jason.Haislmaier at hro.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Jeff.  I am still planning on speaking but I think in our last email
>> exchange you were going to get back to me on topics on the legal side of
>> open source that would be of interest to your members.  I can certainly just
>> use my "standard" materials, but am thinking it would probably be a much
>> more valuable use of time if I was able to target a few of the issues with
>> in your members have particular interest.  Have you received any feedback
>> from them on issues of interest?
>> Jason

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