Quoting Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at fsfe.org>:
dunno, I think alot of us have contacted our local politicians, Ill take a look
at resources on these e-mails and see if I can do anything, but I really have no
idea how it will go. Perhaps there is more awareness of the issue in the rest of
europe, people here seem to be pretty oblivios as to whats going on. And the
wishi washy e-mails we got back from some representatives, leave me slightly
>> 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*.
> Ciarán O'Riordan,
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