Software Patents in Europe - again...
The European patent office is trying again to pass legislation that would bring their unitary (i.e. Europe wide) patent into force despite the European Parliament having rejected it.
Here is an appeal for help against this attack on open source software:
@ubuntoutou i'm not sure i understand... There are already patents on proprietary software - what's new here ?
The situation in the European Union is not the same as in the United States.
It is a battle that has been going on for a long time in order not to arrive at the very harmful situation that prevails in the USA (or, for that matter, a reverse movement to start opposing it exists).
More information about that on FFII (Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure) website.