> If someone can hand do up a paper on why patents suck (and the one on the
> SSLUG site is excellent), I will start organising getting names; if people
> can get their bosses to sign the petition, that's cool too.
There's 2 choices -- Peter's article on the SSLUG site -- and I've just
written up a draft letter, which is a little bit more Irish-focused, at
I've tried to make it a reasonably non-techie text...
> Peter, is there anyway of getting a list of all Irish people out of that
> petition of yours (I signed it months back, and don't remember). It would
> be quicker to tell people to sign there, and then the day before we go to
> Kilkenny to the patent office, we could print out the Irish names (as well
> as the names of everyone across europe). The day after, we take a trip to
> the Dail, and see can we hand one to the Tanaiste (our co-prime minister,
> also in charge of enterprise & industry).
BTW that site you're thinking of is eurolinux.org, Peter's part of SSLUG,
different organisations. I'll ask eurolinux though.
> I would also say that getting the ILUG committee to go down and visit mr
> Patent Boy, with the petition, get a piccie taken etc. would be
> very cunning. and I reckon we can get it into the national papers from
Cool plan ;)
> As it is people, send they document that Peter mentioned to everyone in
> your company that has web access and uses computers in their job. This is
> really really important...
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