Software patents: process restarted. Yay!

Good news from slashdot today: the EU procedure on software patents has been restarted! This means it’ll be harder for the pro-patents lobby to push it down our throats (like, say, during a fisheries meeting). Here’s the GrokLaw story, and the FFII article (in french).

Big thanks to everyone involved in this! And let’s hope EU will continue in this path to the bright side ;-)

Update 1: Michel Rocard’s speech (in french) during the meeting. It summarizes quite well the muddy techniques employed by the European Commission to push its agenda.