Update: According to the FFII.org web site, the patent
directorive is now off the table. Thanks to reader Alain Empain for
FFII.org: Software Patent Decision Withdrawn from Agricultural
Council Agenda at Poland's Request
"The Software Patent Directive has been withdrawn from the
Agenda of the Agricultural Council. Poland's minister Marcinski
requested it firmly at the beginning of the meeting. The
Commissioner expressed regret, but the A-item has been deleted and
will not be decided this year."
The Register: Munich Asks Ministers to Drop EU Patent Vote
"The vote on the European Directive on software patents has, at
the last minute, been moved to the afternoon session on the
Agricultural and Fisheries Commission's meeting. The vote is now
scheduled for around 3pm, Brussels time [1600 GMT/0900EST].
"The change in schedule follows a statement from the Mayor of
Munich, calling on Germany's minister to have the directive taken
off the agenda altogether. Mayor Christian Ude said he can see no
reason for the Council to proceed with such haste..."