EU software patents

News.com: Protests delay software patents vote.

A small victory perhaps, clearly putting pressure on the EU to either a) not pass the bill or b) change it sufficiently to not stifle competition, independent developers and the open-source movement.

But the vote has been postponed – the bill is still on the table. What alternatives have been put forward I don’t know, but I hope the EU is reviewing them, and not just putting off the vote on the same bill.