No software patents in EU, for now
A couple of days ago the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) voted (with vast majority) for a restart of European Union process on software patents. Mega-corporations lost in this battle despite very heavy lobbying. The winners are: people, small and medium companies and democracy. The Commission will now have to review current software patent directive and submit a new one.
You can read more about recent not so small victory here:
FFII - European Parliament JURI Committee votes for restart with massive majority
NoSoftwarePatents.com - EU process on software patents restarted: "Like Rocky II with an instant rematch"
Remember that this is only one battle where we won. The war is still going on and we must keep fighting against software patents. Write about the danger on your blog and tell your friends and coworkers about this.