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Computer Business Review: EU Software Patent Battle Goes On, Says MySQL

Nov 19, 2004, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Open source database vendor MySQL AB has warned that the battle over software patents in Europe is far from over despite the Polish Government's decision to reject proposed legislation that would have seen Europe follow the US in allowing more software patents.

"'It's a long process,' MySQL CEO, Marten Mickos, told ComputerWire, noting that the draft proposal was created in May while the European Parliament delayed voting on the proposal in September. 'It looks like they will not proceed with that,' he said. 'But of course there are large patent lobbyists as well...'"

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