Anivar Aravind on Thu, 21 Aug 2008 06:51:08 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Bengalureans to come out with candles against monopolising knowledge

Free Software User Group Bangalore is organising candle light vigil to
say no to software patents on 23rd Saturday.

Software patents are rejected by Indian Parliament in 2005 (Patent
Amendment bill 2005). But Indian Government is now trying to push it
through back door by bringing a Patent manual. Public consultations on
this draft manual is going on in various metros in India. Bangalore
Consultation is scheduled for the last week of August.

 The Candle light vigil to "Say No To Software Patents" is a occasion
to raise civil society voice against this back door trojan to Indian
patent system. Software Patents kills innovation & competition.
Patents turn software publishing into the privilege of a few. Software
is a key technology that is important to every company, every public
administration, and every household. Therefore, everything that makes
the software industry ill has effects on the entire organism, on all
aspects of the economy and society.

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