Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> writes:
> It doesn't look hopeful really.
The hopeful part is visible inside the parliament: to our surprise, most of
the MEPs are not informed about this directive. They're just blindly
following their party lead (and because power has been concentrated on them,
the big wealthy lobby groups have targetted them.)
So, the majority is against us, but they don't know why. We have some great
material, we just have to get it in front of their eyes.
People *can* have an effect by emailing and phoning their MEPs, but they
need to have good and hard facts to back up what they say. I'm working on
making a page of these. Will email later.
This is winnable.
> Building up a "patent commons" through Free and Open Source licence
> requirements seems best way forward to me..
That could be the best way forward *if we lose this vote*.
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