This is the best news I’ve heard all year, literally. The fact that Parliament rejected something that was lobbied for very strongly by big corporations is good news to me. I have faith in the EU’s democratic process with this.
Software patents were rejected by a 648-14 vote with 18 abstentions. That is just amazing. I guess it just shows that real grassroots efforts can pay off.
Now all we need is to get this in the US, but I really doubt that it will happen unfortunately.
Here is some coverage: