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Re: [Debian-uk] Sun have (probably) patented apt-get

In linux.debian.devel, you wrote:
> Today the EU gets to vote on the same issue.  They can elect to have a
> thriving software industry well placed to replace the now crippled USA
> as the dominant force in the software industry.
> Europe, its time to choose.

It has chosen a few minutes ago; the commision's directive has been rejected
by the European parliament. This is not as good as the solution proposed
in the first reading or the amendments made by Mr. Rocard, but it's still
pretty much a victory for the Free software world. Let's hope that this
will lead to the invalidation of the 30,000 software patents already granted
by the European patent body.

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