__/ [ High Plains Thumper ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 05:26 \__
> Roy Culley wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz writes:
>>> Europe: No patents for software
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Software patent campaigners have reacted with surprise to
>>>| an apparent change in the European Commission's stance on
>>>| those patents.
>> The Commission said last week that computer programs will
>> be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community
>> Patent legislation and that the European Patent Office
>> will be bound by this law.
>> Wow, I missed this one. If true it is fantastic news. So
>> much MS money down the drain. :-)
> Sounds like a way for them to end frivolous lawsuits, which
> other laws like copyright cover.
> Time to feed the sharks - FUD - FUD - FUD - Vista - Microsoft
> - Windows - Samba .... (drops chum bucket overboard)
> Now they have something to Google.
IP has been a big issue and often a reason for hesitance in embedded devices.
Despite that, Linux grew steadily in the area. No more will this growth be
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