[ILUG] Fwd: Software patents
ciaran at fsfe.org
Wed Jun 8 16:35:41 IST 2005
> > Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
> > (Mr Ahern)
> > My Department consulted a wide range of stakeholders on the proposed
> > European Commission Directive on Computer Implemented Inventions when it
> > was published in 2002. Broad support was expressed in the replies.
To counter this, we have to get representatives of industry that would be
harmed to tell Mr. Ahern about their situation.
I'm trying to get SFA.ie and ISME.ie to do this, but haven't motivated any
action yet. If anyone works for a member of either of these SME
organisations, please tell them that this is important to you, and ask them
to contact IFSO and/or FSFE and/or FFII.
There's only 27 days left until the parliament's second reading, and the
pro-swpat have really stepped up their presence here in Brussels.
is good site to point MEPs to
is a topical letter
Keep your emails short to make sure they get read, and remember to tell your
representatives the names of the people and groups active on this that
represent a position similar to yours (suggestions: FFII, IFSO, FSFE, etc.)
(My email address has changed from @member.fsf.org to @fsfe.org)
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