On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 14:15:17 +0000, John Madden <maddenj+ilug at skynet.ie> wrote:
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>> On (10/03/05 13:29), Daniel Goldsmith didst pronounce:
> > > Simon Coveney will be voting against software patents. I am awaiting his
> > > permission to publish his response on the KDE site.
> > I thought it was cute that Simon Coveney's response consisted of a MS
> > Word Document attached to a verbatim copy of the mail sent to him.
> All in all, I found him much more on our side than Brian Crowley. He
> also replied to all my questions. Even if he didn't have an answer (like
> to the question above), he said he would check it out.
I would just like to agree with the above - Simon Coveney seems much
more aware of the issues than Brian Crowley, and he seems much more
open to being consulted on the issue.
I was only pointing out the slight irony that an issue which has
really become a free/open source one, with various allegations of a
certain US-based company having bought out the representatives and
bureaucracy of the EU, being addressed by an MEP using the
proprietary package supplied to himby that bureaucracy to do his job.
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