[ILUG] Software Patents Agreement Adopted
typedef at eircom.net
Tue Mar 8 09:55:46 GMT 2005
Justin Mason wrote:
> : http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=397
It's worth noting, that Florian Muller sees Paddies under the bed,
Paddies "leeching" the European Union, Paddies eating babies presumably..
He honestly doesn't seem to acknowledge that a country as powerful as
his own "Germany" which can rewrite the growth and stability pact... has
singularly failed to do _anything_ except be complicit in the pro-Patent
drive... and instead chooses to scapegoat Ireland... quite ignorantly I
might add, with "facts" which are out of date, and clearly skewed from
something he heard once, into a "fact".
It's kind of sad, that Florian has appointed himself head of
"NoSoftwarePatents" and then, insists (despite having it pointed out to
him a number of times, that he's got quite a few of his "facts" wrong)
that Ireland is the source of all evil.
For god sake Schroeder's Parliment voted resoundingly against patents
... and it _still_ didn't change government policy.
These facts are completely lost on Florian... who _insists_ in what I
can only describe as self righteous and pretty xenophobic rants....
that... little old Ireland (which recently failed to be able to secure
government funding for our crown jewel "Intel"), is running Europe,
siezing positions of power and dictating terms to the other 495 million
Paranoia and Xenophobia, doesn't even come close to describe the
diatribe against Ireland contained in parts of nosftwarepatents.com .
I'm against patents, but, there is _no_ way, I will validate the slur,
Florian _insists_ on spreading about this country, especially, when he's
not particularly well informed about his facts.
I meant reds under the bed of course.
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