IITP‘s Paul Matthews writes:
The Institute of IT Professionals, New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, strongly supports the Government’s announcement today clarifying that software will not be patentable in New Zealand, removing a major barrier to software-led innovation.
IITP chief executive Paul Matthews said today that while the Institute supports Intellectual Property protection in general, the consensus amongst IT Professionals was that the patent system simply doesn’t work for software. Thus today’s announcement from Commerce Minister Foss was warmly welcomed.
— Source: IITP homepage