A press release
has gone out stating that
the Polish government has
officially decided that it is unable to support software patents in
Consequently, the EU Council is unable to formally adopt that
legislative proposal as its common position. Without the support of Poland,
those countries that supported the proposal in May now fall short of a
qualified majority by 16 votes.
Needless to say, this is an
important development. Software patents will probably not be defeated
quite this easily, but this is an important step in that direction.
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