November 21, 2000

EuroLinux Petition reaches 55,000 signatures

Author: JT Smith

From LinuxPR: The Diplomatic Conference to revise the
European Patent Convention has started today in Munich. A key issue during this
conference relates to the extension of the patent system to software in Europe.
For obvious reasons related to its financial structure, the European Patent Office
favours an extension of the patent system to software. However 55,000 citizens,
including 2000 corporate executives, have signed so far the EuroLinux Petition to
protect software innovation in Europe. 200 European companies are sponsoring
the EuroLinux petition and more than 100 companies have publicly voiced out
their opinion.
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