On Wednesday 06 July 2005 16:25, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > There'll be another directive (despite what the Commission says).
>> Which means we need to start lobbying *now*.
>... SNIP ...
> We must *NOT* let the patent matter lie again, cause there are
> obviously plenty of people who are *paid* to lobby for the
> no-reform/patent-everything side and who will have the word on any
> future directives if we (the other side) fail to *keep* lobbying for
> useful patent reform.
During a long nights viewing of yesterday's debate I was impressed by just how
much influence the FOSS community has had on this issue. Our impact could
be heard in virtually every speakers words.
What was particularly sweet was hearing one Finnish MEP say that our
oppositions lobby needed to sort themselves out as they were roundly
Less sweet was another Finnish MEP claiming that the directive would not
effect FOSS and that he could say this because he is from the home of Linux.
Glad to see the Commission has been firmly told no, though as Kathy Sinnott
said what was really required was for every last amendment which helped limit
patentability to be approved.
If you are from Ms Sinnott's constituency perhaps a _short_ word of
appreciation may be in order?
Does anyone know yet who the 14 and 18 were? Mr Crowley in there by any
chance or does he speak the lines but not vote the vote?
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