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02/18/2005 Archived Entry: "European software patents rejected"
Good news, via Slashdot: the European Parliament has rejected the software patents proposal! You might recall that Poland (thanks, Poland) blocked this from being railroaded last month. Then the European Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted to restart the approval procedure. Now the Parliament has sent it back to square one.
This despite the rather heavy-handed attempt by Sir Bill of the Blue Screen to strong-arm the Danish government. Basically, "support software patents or we're terminating 800 jobs in Denmark." Still think Sir Bill is a champion of the free market? —brad