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Month: July 2005

No Software Patents in Europe

It’s been all over the internet, but because I was heavily complaining about the draft patents bill earlier in my blog, I just wanted to include this victory message here as well: “After years of struggle, the European Parliament finally rejected the software patent directive with 648 of 680 votes: A strong signal against patents on software logic, a sign of lost faith in the European Union and a clear request for the European Patent Office (EPO) to change its policy: the EPO must stop issuing software patents today.” – Free Software Foundation Europe press It is finally over 🙂