Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 22:32 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal "The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that application programming interfaces and other functional characteristics of computer software are not eligible for copyright protection. Users have the right to examine computer software in order to clone its functionality - and vendors cannot override these user rights with a license agreement, the court said." Bravo. A landmark ruling, for sure. If the US courts decide in favour of Oracle in the Google-Oracle case, Europe would instantly become an even friendlier place for technology companies.
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I guess the EMU did that. But yeah, Germany should shut up and stop being so afraid of a little inflation risk. Damn, we need a real firewall.

Besides, we outside the EMU are a bit more safe. My country, Sweden, has managed to keep afloat pretty good during these hard times. You forget that Europe is a whole bunch of countries, some working together, some not, some with a common currency, some not, and so on. We're all different.

Back on topic: yeah!

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