[FSUG-Bangalore] comment on IISc - Program from Redhat Venky

Parthan SR parth.technofreak at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 14:09:06 IST 2008

Senthil Sundaram (sensunda) wrote:
> "Software patents are an important issue in India right now because 
> there is a heated debate over how to interpret Section 3(k) which says 
> that, "A mathematical or business method or a computer programme per 
> se or algorithms are not patentable."
> How "computer programme per se" is interpreted is of vital importance 
> to the FOSS community. Therefore a talk by RMS on software patents 
> would be relevant at this point in time and would help raise awareness 
> of how patents prevent independent invention and restrict the freedom 
> of software developers."
I would suggest someone in contact with RMS to let him know of this so 
he can check the above mentioned document and prepare to answer 
questions on this during his talk.

With Regards,

Parthan "technofreak"
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