19/May/2004

Software patents

The European
Council approved software patents in Europe
, which is very bad news,
although still waiting what the real consequences of this are. It seems the voting
still needs to come through the European parlament, so there is still a chance for
us.

The only vote against the directive came from Spain, which is coherent with what the
party currently in the government has been doing (LinEx
in Extremadura
for instance). It is the first time in my life I feel proud
of polititians, even if the vote against the directive won’t be of much use.

Innovation in other OS’es

Seems our competition is willing for us to win the race. After Longhorn being delayed until
2006, now Apple says it will slow
pace of Mac OS X tweaks
. It’s clear, they want us to be better than them.

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