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ZDNet UK: Linux Champion Munich Welcomes Patent Delay

Dec 22, 2004, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden)

"The mayor of German city Munich has welcomed the EU Council's failure to ratify a directive that could allow the widespread patenting of software in Europe, as the city had been concerned that software patents could scupper its plans to migrate to Linux.

"The European Council had been scheduled to adopt the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon..."

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