...(2) The following in particular shall not be regarded as inventions...(c)...programs for computers;...(3) Paragraph 2 shall exclude the patentability of the subject-matter or activities referred to therein only to the extent to which a European patent application or European patent relates to such subject-matter or activities as such.
Third parties wishing to submit observations have until 30 April 2009 to do so...is the OSS community aware of this chance to affect the future of software patents in Europe?
"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340