2by4 - 5:33 pm on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)
You can read more here [software.newsforge.com] and here [lwn.net]. The free software foundation europe had this to say [mail.fsfeurope.org]. Groklaw has this [groklaw.net]. Decide for yourself the value of the outcome. However none of those sources considered that everyone lost, redhat was happy too, nokia was happy, free software foundation europe is happy, the big software companies like MS are unhappy. Clearly these guys have something to be happy and sad about, so I don't think everyone lost.
This is not the best possible outcome (which would've been an amended directive)
but it'll do the trick.[from the groklaw article, comment. That seems to sum it up pretty well]