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> Computerworld - WASHINGTON -- The White House this month began allowing
> people to create petitions on its website, and an early favorite asks
> the president to "direct the patent office to cease issuing software
> The petition has more than 12,000 signatures, which puts it among the
> top 10 petitions on the White House website.
> The leading petition, at the moment, concerns legalizing marijuana, with
> more than 41,000 signatures.
> The White House has set up a relatively simple process for people to
> create or sign a petition. It asks for a name and email address, and
> then verifies the email.
> The White House is promising a response for any petition that meets a
> 5,000-signature threshold within 30 days. It has not yet responded to
> any petition.
Software patents are unwanted by the people but wanted by monopolists. Their
existence is clear sign of the fact that the country is run by monopolists
and parliament ignores voters; it pays attention to funders instead.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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