Software patent protest, could kde participate ?

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Mon Aug 25 19:55:59 BST 2003

On Monday 25 August 2003 00:19, Germain Garand wrote:
> Le Samedi 23 Août 2003 13:41, Christophe Devriese a écrit :
> > I don't think we can afford to let this happen. If software patents are
> > approved, and someone attacks kde, kde will have no means of defending
> > itself (successful defense against a patent lawsuit means getting the
> > patent invalidated, estimated legal cost : 500.000 euro (because they
> > will appeal right up to the superior court) per patent.
> I fully agree with Christophe.
> It would be great to have KDE support the on-line demonstration
> on 27 th, or at least issue an official statement about Software Patents.
> This is beyond mere politics and involves the very future of the KDE
> project. Isn't that worth some kind of concern?

I very much agree.
So, who has permissions in the cvs to do it ?

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