FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Status update of Software Patents

Pieter Hintjens
Day Saturday
Room Janson
Start time 12:30
End time 13:15
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Opening/Closing Talks
Language English
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Status update of Software Patents

Status update on software patents in Europe.

Pieter Hintjens, past president of the FFII will give us an update on the current state of things regarding software patents in Europe.

He'll speak about the politicization of open standards and software patents, and where we stand in the two wars we're fighting, one at the international level (OOXML hits ISO) and one in Europe (software patents).