10 companies have signed up already - thanks!
Any others I get before midnight will definitely also be included.
I won't publish the names, so this is only between you and your
representatives. I'll print it, stick it in an envelope, and put it in the
mailbox that I know they will check.
Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at fsfe.org> writes:
> "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
Ciarán O'Riordan, | Support FSFE's work against
http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/ | software patents by becomming
| a Fellow: http://fsfe.org
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