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LinuxInsider: The Fuzzy Software Patent Debate Rages On

Feb 25, 2005, 04:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Heather J. Meeker)

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"The European Commission recently tolled the death knell for the EU Software Patent Directive, or more precisely, the 'Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions.'

"Like most Americans, I am fairly clueless about the EU political process, and I wouldn't presume to write about exactly how it was killed. But the decision may have been swayed by an eleventh-hour public relations pitch against the directive by open-source spokesmen from the United States. On that aspect, I will add my two cents..."

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