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The Register: Open Source Prepares to Kiss EU Patent Ass Goodbye

Jun 30, 2003, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kieren McCarthy)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"There's going to be a vote in the European Parliament on 1 September (originally today, Monday 30 June 2003) that will have enormous implications on the worldwide software market.

"The vote will be on whether to adopt a report by its Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee that recommends the rules on patenting of software be relaxed in line with existing laws in the US and Japan.

"It looks as though, despite widespread and deep criticism, the report will be adopted. And this will probably mean a shift of power from small software companies and the open source community to large multi-national corporations..."

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