Infy, TCS lock horns with Red Hat over IT patent
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Aug 22 04:41:35 UTC 2008
Forward this and raise more awareness on this issue. We can end with a
bad patent mess in India otherwise.
"Pinaki Ghosh, the intellectual property head of Infosys, told FE, “We
are of the opinion that software systems as well methods should be
patented.” Companies like Infosys want software patents along the entire
software value chain from source code to software embedded in hardware.
However, patenting of software is being opposed strongly by Red Hat
India, the Linux based open source software company, along with science
forums like the All India Peoples Science Network.
Venkatesh Hariharan, who heads Red Hat India’s open source affairs, said
the draft patent manual that seeks to introduce patents is not in
consonance with the current legal situation. Hariharan pointed out that
Section 3(K) of the Patent Act clearly says that a mathematical or
business method or computer programmes per se, or algorithms, are not
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