The day of the rejection of the software patents directive seems to be important enough to be mentioned in wikipedia's list of July 6, 2005 events. So I added a link to the EP's "Daily Notebook" which says "No directive on software patents", "Pas de brevet pour les logiciels", "Richtlinie zu Softwarepatenten abgelehnt" and "Europaparlamentet förkastar mjukvarupatentet" in my own language, etc.

Wikipedia has hosted a long discussion about what to call the directive (I made some comments in 2006), and it seems to still go on. What is at stake here is of course which terminology will be used in the history books of the future, so let's see if my entry survives the CII-zealots ;-)