November 22, 2000

Europe nixes software patents

Author: JT Smith follows up on earlier reports that most European countries have voted not to extend the continent's patent system to cover most software. "The results of Tuesday's vote was cheered by free and open source software advocates as a victory,
since the discussion over whether the European union will allow software patents will now be moved to
the European Commission, the European Parliament, national governments and the general public."
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