Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:53 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Legal The European Parliament today decided by a large majority to reject the software patents directive. This rejection was the logical answer to the Commission's refusal to restart the legislative process in February and the Council's unwillingness to engage in any kind of dialogue with the Parliament. Update: Sun and Red Hat made a joint statement today.
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Not so fast...
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 6th Jul 2005 12:22 UTC
Nicholas Blachford
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2005-07-06

It had looked like the amendments might make it in and Big business had apparently changed position and backed the No campaign.

I don't expect they'll give up, it'll come back but for now we're OK.
hopefully though the problems becoming apparent in the US system and the reaction to the European proposals will lead to it being rather more thought out.

No boom today, boom tomorrow, there's always a boom tomorrow.



P.S. Thanks Eugenia.

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