Eurolinux Alliance Calls for Scientific Review of Software Patents

The Eurolinux Alliance has called for a scientific review of the general economic and social impact of software patents, but the General Directorate for Internal Market at the European Commission has not changed its ideologic position in favor of them. The Eurolinux Alliance is an open coalition of commercial companies and non-profit associations that promotes and protects a vigorous European Software Culture based on Open Standards, Open Competition, Linux and Open Source Software. They have co-organized conferences and are at the initiative of the web site to promote and protect innovation and competition in the European IT industry.