Hold off on the party, just yet - software patents haven't been rejected.
The directive was rejected - so we're back to status quo. Software
patents can still be handed out, and their non-enforcability hasn't
But a definite victory for FFII - just goes to show that concerted,
organised lobbying really can work - even when it's by the "small
On 7/6/05, nadir at compsoc.nuigalway.ie <nadir at compsoc.nuigalway.ie> wrote:
> wow, thats awesome, I'm finding it hard to believe.
>> Quoting Barry Flanagan <barryf-lists at flanagan.ie>:
>> > Great news!
> > -Barry
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 12:43:41 +0200
> > From: MITCHELL Gay <gmitchell at europarl.eu.int>
> > To: <barry at flanagan.ie>
> > Dear Mr Flanagan,
> > Thank you for your recent email. The European Parliament this morning
> > voted to reject the draft directive on computer-implemented inventions.
> > It does not seem likely that the Commission will bring forward an
> > alternative in the near future.
> > A consensus seems to have evolved in the Parliament that no directive is
> > better than a bad directive.
> > With Kind Regards,
> > Sincerely,
> > Gay Mitchell MEP
> > --
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