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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re:Not the best outcome
by netpython on Wed 6th Jul 2005 14:58 UTC
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I'm optimistic about the outcome.There's been a great struggle to get the Europeean legislation law through.Due to some tough opposition "play" there's a greater Europeean awareness than ever and the legislation law fortunately didn't make it.People have somewhat more opened their eyes.Some proposals will never make it no matter what amount of money is put in favor of it.With some issues you still can't come home.I hope the patent law is one of them for good.

The Europeean union has more on it's mind than the patent issue for years to come.They have to reinvent it's identity and cohesion.In times when there's plenty of resources there's a lot of opportunity to push laws through the chambers.Now we all are going into rough weather there're a lot of waking eye's who could ignite the publics awareness in the good sence and the climate isn't particularly in favor.So i don't worry to much about the patent issue regarding the future.However the battle isn't over.

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