[ILUG] Software patents, Ireland and the EU/Proposition for action
ciaran at member.fsf.org
Tue Mar 1 18:28:27 GMT 2005
Bryan O'Donoghue writes:
> To the ifso members, most of whom are members of the list
Members, but not regular readers.
> what would be the thinking on a petition,
Every bit helps. Sending it to Micheal Martin would probably be best since
he's Ireland's Council representative for this directive - he has the power
to call for a rediscussion (via making it a "B-item" in the Council).
Another good target is McCreevy's cabinet, or both.
> assuming the ifso was willing to be the offical source of such a thing ?
It would be better if it came from someone else. IFSO's already in contact
with the relevant politicians, it would be good if the they knew that we're
not alone in being concerned about this directive.
> Directed at Bertie, Charlie and perhaps some of the members of the
> "opposition" such as it is ?
If we could get a respected member of the opposition to ask Bertie/Martin
``Now that the EU "software patents" directive no longer enjoys majority
support, and the only directly elected boddies in the EU legislative
process have almost unanimously called for a review, will Ireland's
representative call for a B-item, or will the MEPs elected by Irish
citizens be ignored?''
Ciarán O'Riordan http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/
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