[ILUG] MEPs responses
mail at barryodonovan.com
Thu Mar 17 13:52:57 GMT 2005
On Thursday 17 March 2005 13:27, John Madden wrote:
> On (17/03/05 11:38), Barry O'Donovan didst pronounce:
> > That's now 7 against, 3 under consideration and 6 unknown.
> > http://www.kde.ie/patents/mep-status.php
It clarified "against" as it was a bit ambiguous: "refers to MEPs being
against the patentability of software ideas and business methods; this
does not relect the status of whether or not MEPs are against the
> I think you could list Brian Crowley (Southern Area) as in favour,
> judging from the mails I got back from him. He never specifically
> said he was for or against, but I get the impression from his mails
> that he supports the directive now because of the parliaments chance
> for amendments during second reading.
I won't list any MEP for or against software patentability until I
receive a definitive answer from that MEP stating his/her position. The
reponses from all FF MEPs have been circumventive or "I'll bear you
concerns in mind". Hopefully once they consider the briefing document
we sent to them they might be more forth coming.
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