ZDNet UK: Patent Directive 'Could Halt Linux Development'
Mar 02, 2005, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"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