"Some time ago I had reported that, backed and/or directly organised by FFII, another campaign against patentability of computer-implemented inventions (CII) had been launched last fall, labeled stopsoftwarepatents.eu. They now (as of today) claim to have gathered 11.929 endorsing votes. Compared to much bigger figures obtained for similar campaigns during the big debate on the EU Draft Directive on the patentability of computer-implented inventions, this does not look like a huge success. Now, according to a recent report, the Free Software Foundation has announced funding for the End Software Patents project to document the case for ending patents on computer-implemented inventions worldwide. A catalogue of studies, economic arguments, and legal analyses will build on the "in re Bilski" court ruling, in which End Software Patents (ESP) claims to have helped play a key role in narrowing the scope for patenting software ideas in the USA."