Just a quick one.
The analysis of the EU parliament is being conducted. It's a great pity that we weren't able to reelect Patricia McKenna, only slightly tempered by the joy that Royston, Bertie's cyphre, was not elected. Can't quite dance in the street, though.
One thing that will need to be considered, however, is whether the new parliament will likely support the European Council of Ministers' interpretation of "no software patents" or whether it will attempt to return to the text that the EU Parliament voted for last September. There will be a lot more work, but the efforts continue1.