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<html><body><p>I've been afraid of this, <a href="http://www.philips.nl/index.html">Philips</a> is strongly <a href="http://www.webwereld.nl/nieuws/19599.phtml">in favour</a> of software patents. It seems the only companies in favour of software patents are the big companies of this world.
I think this will kill the small software development companies in the country. But that doesn't seem to matter to the proponents of software patents.</p></body></html>