"Thomas B. Quillinan" said:
> On Wednesday 22 November 2000 14:35, John P . Looney wrote:
> > Seems the EU has told the proponents of Software Patents to go shite.
> > Excellent...
>> Nope, looking at the article (german)
>http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/jk-22.11.00-003>> Im not so sure - I think that we'll have to wait 'till Dec 15 to be sure -
> but things are definatly looking up!
It does look good -- from reading the text and the comment below, it looks
like the patent offices will not be ruling on this one, allowing the EU
deliberations to make a decision. As far as I could tell (although I
can't speak german), Ireland didn't support the move after all --
excellent! (can anyone who can read german confirm this?)
The conference seized no decision against software patents. Not to
modify it decided the patent convention provisionally and to maintain
the current practice of the European patent office. Thus also in the
future software patents will be given, so for a long time them the
general patenting conditions fulfill. Not to influence this decision
calm around the consultation process of the European Union commission.
Only after end of the consultation the EU (member states and
Parlament)eine decision becomes over patenting of software to fall.
Nobody needs to make itself however hope that patenting is always
forbidden. Thus ask no joy branches. Power better during the European
Union questioning also.
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