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EU software patent directive rejected!


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Also The Register at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/06/eu_bins_swpat/. Love that url.


648 against, 14 for, 18 abstain.

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Also here http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php?o...=article&sid=56


when i 1st started reading it I assumed I would have been passed!


Horray for a bit of common sense!! (at least Europe holds on to a bit of sanity - shame about the US)


(microsoft obviously didn't give them enough backhanders!!)





[edited by spinynorman to remove off-topic political comment]

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Full voting record at: http://www2.europarl.eu.int/omk/sipade2?PU...N&LEVEL=2&NAV=X


Pages 4 and 5.

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