[Fsfe-ie] Re: [Ffii-uk] Re: [Free-sklyarov-uk] Update on software patents

Bernhard Kaindl bernhard.kaindl at gmx.de
Thu Nov 13 19:53:50 CET 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Philip Hunt wrote:
> > (i) The meeting of the Competitiveness Council on November 27th.  This
> > is the last date for political agreement, if the Directive is to
> > complete its stages before the EuroParl elections next year.
> Incidently, whatever happened to the meeting that was going to happen
> on November 10th (Monday), according to
> <http://www.ffii.org.uk/council.html>?

I've no report from this meeting yet(at least the council should, but transparency
is something the council really lacks, this should be improved, I think).

On another list(it was it-parl of ffii.org), I've seen a Background Document of the
Press Service for Press People about the Nov10 Meeting:


The only patent related background information in it is about the community patent,
so this seems to indicate that software patents were not on official agenda of this
meeting, but I guess it might have been if we wound not have triggered this review
and let things go as the IP workgoup would have liked.

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