[Fsf-friends] Fwd: [Ilugc] EU Software patents directive crushed!

V. Sasi Kumar sasi.fsf@gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 01:57:35 IST 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 23:42 +0530, Ramanraj K wrote:

>          Great news! The EU software patents bill was crushed by a huge margin
> today:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4655955.stm

The news item says:
Dr John Collins, a partner at patent attorney Marks & Clerk said the
decision was not a victory for opponents of software patents.

"Today's outcome is a continuation of inconsistency and uncertainty with
regard to software patenting across the EU," he said.

"Software will continue to be patented in Europe as it has been for the
last 30 years," said Dr Collins.
Does this mean that software can be patented?

V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf@gmail.com>
Free Software Foundation of India

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