ZDNet UK reports
that the European Council has approved the software patent directive.
"The Directive will now be sent back to the European Parliament for
another vote there in the autumn as the different bodies of the EU engage
in a game of legislative ping-pong. While observers expect vociferous
lobbying from open-source and developer groups, reversing the Council's
vote will be difficult, according to James Heald of the Foundation for a
Free Information Infrastructure...
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