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Re: (Waaaay OT) Re: EU Software Patents directive rejected!

On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:07:44AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Nicos Gollan writes:
> > Yes, but now the parliament has at least shown its ability to act which I
> > hope will make the corrup^Wcommission a bit wary of just trying to
> > override its decisions.
> IMHO this vote was more about power politics between the Commission and the
> Parliament than about software patents.  If the Commission comes back later
> with a less confrontational approach the same MEPs who voted no this time
> may vote yes.

The issue has exposed a major constitutional crisis in Europe.  The
fight for democracy seems to have to be carried out yet again.

-- hendrik

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