Major :(. It looks like the new European Software Patent Directive is here to stay, in spite of plenty of opposition.
I had a feeling something like this may happen (stretch the vocal opposition until demonstrants are tired / confused, meanwhile lobbying enough support for the bill to pass). Getting an absolute 2/3 majority to do anything about it at the 2nd reading in parliament is impossible, so welcome to the brave new world…
Addendum: It may not be as bad as I made it out to be — yet.