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ZDNet UK: Patent Directive 'Could Halt Linux Development'

Mar 02, 2005, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Munir Kotadia)

"The European Commission's decision on Monday to reject demands to rewrite the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive could seriously damage open source software development in Europe, according to a legal expert.

"Jeremy Mark Malcolm, an information technology lawyer specialising in Internet-related law and speaker at the forthcoming Linux conference in Canberra, told ZDNet UK sister site ZDNet Australia that patent laws could damage the European open source development community..."

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