Elections for members of the European Parliament are href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7819889.stm"
target="_blank">coming up soon. At the moment, it
seems certain companies are lobbying to have href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/02/microsoft_open_source_eu_patents/">software
patents extended into Europe which is something I
don't agree with, as on algorithms - how can you distinguish between
the maths and the code? On something like look-and-feel of a GUI - how
can you distinguish between the idea and its implementation? If you see
that person A used a pinching motion of the fingers to
zoom-out centered on the pinch then I don't think that should stop
person B from coding his own implementation using different code. I do
think that the screen technology that allows a particular
implementation of multi-touch should be patentable however.
There is another tech issue that I need to talk to prospective
candidates about: their stance on href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/04/ooxml_ec_investigation_iso/"
target="_blank"> ODF vs OOX ML, and more widely:
their stance on the promotion of the use of open style="text-decoration: underline;">standards
Can't think of any more tech issues at the moment but if you can think
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