[Linux-aus] software patents back to scratch in the European Union!
arjen at mysql.com
Mon Feb 7 14:42:02 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 12:12, Jonathan Oxer wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 18:25 +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> > Back to scratch? What _is_ scratch, and why can absolutely everything be
> > made from it? (-:
> The way I read it, the subject line says that somewhere in the EU there
> is a software patent with a back that needs scratching (or at least
> that's what it would mean with the addition of an apostrophe!).
> Seriously though, it's very cool news.
On the downside, the current EU presidency (Luxemburg) wants to push it
through anyway. It'd get lots of opposition in the EuroParliament during
the 2nd reading of course, and considering the situation it's all rather
arrogant. But heck, some big businesses have been busy lobbying for
this, so some poor little politions feel compelled to go aye.
To sum it up, the fight is not quite over yet.
But the antis are still in good shape.
Arjen Lentz, Community Relations Manager
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
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