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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They should now rid Europe of all copyrights and trademarks!

It would not be a very good idea to get rid of copyrights, as they are the foundation of commonly known free licencs such as the GPL.

The difference between copyrights and patents are that patens prevent you from having similar thoughts, while copyrights is about prevent cut and paste copy.

In essense copyrights is a friend of OSS, while patents are evil.

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