Great article in eWeek on the anti patent views of two of the MySQL co-founders (and some notes on MySQL 5.0): MySQL Founders: Kill All the Patents
'[Patents] just stall innovation. Look at an extension of patents. I don't see any difference in ...
From ZDNet UK: Anti-patent campaigner hangs up his gloves
Florian Mueller has been a tireless campaigner over the last year, and together with the people at FFII he's managed to create enough difficulties for the pro-patent lobby that the directive ...
Groklaw has this eyewitness report from the UK Patent Office's Technical Contribution Workshops related to the EU software patents directive.
Don't expect much to come out of this - the UK government is firmly pro-software patents, but it's interesting anyway.
This article over at Groklaw covers how EPO (The European Patent Office) went about to justify granting software patents even though current EU patent law doesn't allow it.
It follows up with some quotes on the future of patents from the USPTO.