February 25, 2002

Patent hell in Europe - OpenSource at risk

Author: JT Smith

Martijn Dekkers writes: "This is reported all over the place - the EU has blindly taken over the advice of the BSA on the issue of patents, and will implement one of the most draconian patent laws seen yet. In a press release named:"Collusion Discovered between BSA and European Commission - Who is the EC is really working for ?" the eurolinux group states: 'The European Commission is likely to approve this wednesday a proposal of directive on software patents. EuroLinux has managed to obtain a draft version of the proposed directive. The same document was sent to a few official representatives in European national governments.'
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