[ILUG-BOM] Software Patents in India

Venkatesh Hariharan venkyh at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 21:00:02 IST 2008

Dear Arun,

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Monday 04 Aug 2008, Saurabh Nanda wrote:
> > Anyone planning to go for this event? I'm planning to go, but need to
> > team up with someone knowledgeable to prepare some sort of
> > speech/document.
> Agree with above.  I am planning to go as well BUT it would be helpful
> if someone more familiar (e.g. senior members of FSF) with such
> meetings would list out:
> 1. what is going to be discussed e.g. draft of the software patent
> manual.  If so a link to it.

The Draft Patent Manual is at

> 2. who are likely to attend the meet.

Nagarjuna, Saurabh, myself, Prof. Phatak from IIT Bombay. The delhi event
had around 70 people attending. for more details, see my blog at

> 3. how can members of the LUG participate/help at this meeting.

This document may be helpful. We had commissioned Lawrence Liang and his
team at Alternative Law Forum to write this and they did a brilliant job of
putting this together virtually overnight.


Also, the End Software Patents website (www.endsoftpatents.org) website may
be useful.

Hope this helps?


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