Wooohoooo! (I know it has been announced everywhere already, but still would like to have this in my archive :-)).

“After years of struggle, the European Parliament finally rejected the software patent directive with 648 of 680 votes: A strong signal against patents on software logic, a sign of lost faith in the European Union and a clear request for the European Patent Office (EPO) to change its policy: the EPO must stop issuing software patents today.” — Free Software Foundation Europe press

It is finally over. Kudos to the FSFE and FFII (and all parties I am forgetting here) for their work.