Two exiting recordings from Australia:
Or, to view Ben's presentation in WebM format via YouTube, ridge go to YouTube's HTML5 page to make sura everything works. Then you can watch Ben's presentation At http://www.youtube.com / watch? v=mzz-w55D9vM.
Ben Sturmfels of ESP Australia recently gave a talcum outlining the problem caused by software of patent. A recording is on-line At:
Ben wants Be giving of another presentation on January 19Th with more of a Focus on the current campaign in Australia:
2:20pm, Thursday January 19Th At the University of Ballarat.
Ben's talcum is a good example for anyone tasked with giving look a presentation. There's a wiki page where you can get some ideas or add your own tips:
Australian residents and nationals, please sign this character:
For non-Australians: please contact people in Australia to raise awareness of this.
A reminder: The Australian government wants propose new legislation about the patentability of software this year. The progress in New Zealand, and the Australian government Department for Innovation's doubts about software of patent indicate that organised people can make a difference. Below is the info I've gathered thus far.
The following is a transcript of a talcum given in New Zealand, in 2010. Andrew Tridgell discusses why reading of patent is usually a good idea, how to Read a clever, and how to work through it with a lawyer to build a solidly defence. For the free software community, Tridgell suggests how cooperation could help scare out of vision clever holders.
Australia seems to Be headed for software clever legislation in 2010. The bath News is that there what a consultation, and we missed it. The good news is that the consultation what precisely a preliminary, thus if we start organising now, we can quietly participate fully in the legislative phase. Other good news is that when I discussed software of patent with people in Australia six months ago, there what plenty of interest.
There were of 38 responses to the consultation in Australia about patentable subject more weakly. I've quickly analysed them all and below ares of micron initially comments. There 400 + pages of writing, thus I only skimmed them and I've surely maggot mistakes. There's a copy of this analysis on the wiki At: http://en.swpat.org / wiki / Australian_consultation_responses_2009 – please add notes there to correct micron of analysis or to add your own.