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ilug-request at linux.ie wrote:
> [ILUG] Any company owners: can you sign this statement against software
> patents, from Irish industry?
> Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at fsfe.org>
> 03 Jul 2005 04:41:55 +0100
>ilug at linux.ie>> To:
>ilug at linux.ie>>> [feel free to pass this on to other people or lists]
>> Monday will be the last day to influence the MEPs before the software
> patents vote. I would like to hand a short note to the Irish MEPs, asking
> them to vote to exclude software functionality from patentability, and I
> would like it to come from a list of Irish companies.
>> I will print this note+list on Sunday night, and _if_it_is_possible_ (which
> is unlikely in Strasbourg) I will print it again on Monday mid-day or early
> evening if more signatures have come in.
>> So, if you run a company in Ireland that *uses* software (not just those
> that develop software), even a 1-person company, send me your name, company
> name, and one (or more) contact detail (phone/fax/website/email) today
> (Sunday) if I can add them to this statement:
>> "Statement from Irish Industry Against Patents Restricting Software
> Development And Use
>> We urge the representatives of Ireland in the European Parliament to
> support the Buzek-Rocard compromise amendments to the
> Computer-Implemented Inventions directive for the following reasons:
>> * We need to know that we, and our suppliers, will not be prohibited by
> patents, from developing the software we need for our businesses.
>> * we need to have certainty that we wholly own our work and can
> distribute under the terms we choose.
>> This statement is not in opposition to patents on high-tech products,
> only to patents on software functionality such as standards, user
> interfaces, ways of representing data, and ways of using computers for
>> The parliament will debate the issue on Tuesaday and vote on Wednesday.
>> "Buzek-Rocard" are the two prominent MEPs that have tabled the amendments we
>> If you know somone that should sign this, but probably won't read email on a
> Sunday, if you can phone them to pass on the message, that could be useful.
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