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 <h2>Software Patenten Bestrijden - Individueel en Samen</h2>
 <p>door Richard Stallman</p>
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+<span class="inserted"><ins><em>&lt;!-- Parent-Version: 1.75 
+&lt;title&gt;Fighting Software Patents
+- Singly and Together - GNU Project - Free Software <span 
(FSF)&lt;/title&gt;</strong></del></span> <span 
+&lt;!--#include virtual="/philosophy/po/fighting-software-patents.translist" 
+&lt;!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" --&gt;
+&lt;h2&gt;Fighting Software Patents - Singly and Together&lt;/h2&gt;
+&lt;p&gt;by Richard Stallman&lt;/p&gt;
+Software patents are the software project equivalent of land mines:
+each design decision carries a risk of stepping on a patent, which can
+destroy your project.&lt;/p&gt;
+Developing a large and complex program means combining many ideas,
+often hundreds or thousands of them. In a country that allows
+software patents, chances are that some substantial fraction of the
+ideas in your program will be patented already by various companies.
+Perhaps hundreds of patents will cover parts of your program. A study
+in 2004 found almost 300 US patents that covered various parts of a
+single important program. It is so much work to do such a study that
+only one has been done.&lt;/p&gt;
+Practically speaking, if you are a software developer, you will
+usually be threatened by one patent at a time. When this happens, you
+may be able to escape unscathed if you find legal grounds to overturn
+the patent. You may as well try it; if you succeed, that will mean one
+less mine in the mine field. If this patent is particularly
+threatening to the public, the &lt;a href="http://www.pubpat.org"&gt;Public
+Patent Foundation (pubpat.org)&lt;/a&gt; may take up the case; that is its
+specialty. If you ask for the computer-using community's help in
+searching for prior publication of the same idea, to use as evidence
+to overturn a patent, we should all respond with whatever useful
+information we might have.&lt;/p&gt;
+However, fighting patents one by one will never eliminate the danger
+of software patents, any more than swatting mosquitos will eliminate
+malaria. You cannot expect to defeat every patent that comes at you,
+any more than you can expect to kill every monster in a video game:
+sooner or later, one is going to defeat you and damage your program.
+The US patent office issues around a hundred thousand software patents
+each year; our best efforts could never clear these mines as fast as
+they plant more.&lt;/p&gt;
+Some of these mines are impossible to clear. Every software patent is
+harmful, and every software patent unjustly restricts how you use your
+computer, but not every software patent is legally invalid according
+to the patent system's criteria. The software patents we can overturn
+are those that result from &ldquo;mistakes&rdquo;, where the patent
+system's rules were not properly carried out. There is nothing we can
+do when the only relevant mistake was the policy of allowing software
+To make a part of the castle safe, you've got to do more than kill the
+monsters as they appear&mdash;you have to wipe out the generator that
+produces them. Overturning existing patents one by one will not make
+programming safe. To do that, we have to change the patent system so
+that patents can no longer threaten software developers and users.&lt;/p&gt;
+There is no conflict between these two campaigns: we can work on the
+short-term escape and the long-term fix at once. If we take care, we
+can make our efforts to overturn individual software patents do double
+duty, building support for efforts to correct the whole problem. The
+crucial point is not to equate &ldquo;bad&rdquo; software patents with
+mistaken or invalid software patents. Each time we invalidate one
+software patent, each time we talk about our plans to try, we should
+say in no uncertain terms, &ldquo;One less software patent, one less
+menace to programmers: the target is zero.&rdquo;&lt;/p&gt;
+The battle over software patents in the European Union is reaching a
+crucial stage. The European Parliament voted a year ago to reject
+software patents conclusively. In May, the Council of Ministers voted
+to undo the Parliament's amendments and make the directive even worse
+than when it started. However, at least one country that supported
+this has already reversed its vote. We must all do our utmost right
+now to convince an additional European country to change its vote, and
+to convince the newly elected members of the European Parliament to
+stand behind the previous vote. Please refer
+to &lt;a href="http://www.ffii.org/"&gt; www.ffii.org&lt;/a&gt; for more
+information on how to help, and to get in touch with other
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+<span class="removed"><del><strong>&lt;p&gt;
+<span class="inserted"><ins><em>&lt;p&gt;Please</em></ins></span> send <span 
class="inserted"><ins><em>general</em></ins></span> FSF &amp; GNU inquiries to 
&lt;a <span 
  There are also &lt;a
+href="/contact/"&gt;other ways to contact&lt;/a&gt; the FSF.
+<span class="removed"><del><strong>&lt;br /&gt;
+Please send broken</strong></del></span>  <span 
class="inserted"><ins><em>Broken</em></ins></span> links and other
+corrections or suggestions <span class="inserted"><ins><em>can be 
sent</em></ins></span> to &lt;a <span 
+&lt;p&gt;&lt;!-- TRANSLATORS: Ignore the original text in this paragraph,
+        replace it with the translation of these two:
+        We work hard and do our best to provide accurate, good quality
+        translations.  However, we are not exempt from imperfection.
+        Please send your comments and general suggestions in this regard
+        to &lt;a href="mailto:address@hidden"&gt;
+        &lt;address@hidden&gt;&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;
+        &lt;p&gt;For information on coordinating and submitting translations of
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+        README&lt;/a&gt;. --&gt;</em></ins></span>
+Please see the &lt;a
README&lt;/a&gt; for
+information on coordinating and submitting translations of this <span 
+&lt;/p&gt;</strong></del></span> <span 
+&lt;p&gt;Copyright &copy; 2004 Richard Stallman&lt;/p&gt;
+<span class="removed"><del><strong>&lt;p&gt;
+<span class="inserted"><ins><em>&lt;p&gt;This</em></ins></span> page is 
licensed under a &lt;a rel="license"
+Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States <span 
+&lt;/p&gt;</strong></del></span> <span 
+&lt;!--#include virtual="/server/bottom-notes.html" --&gt;
+&lt;!-- timestamp start --&gt;
+$Date: 2013/06/08 22:59:02 $
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