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EU patent debacle: find out who to vote for/write

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Thanks Darkelve for the links. I'll look at all that this evening, and probably do something like this pascal compiler site did. I also realized that I infringed a number of granted patents on my web site!

 

Yves.

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http://www.shanseifan.com/Famille/05_Murie...xembourg9cu.jpg

 

 

Let's raise some billions and buy ourselves a law against M$. :cheesy:

 

 

 

 

Now ... on topic. Let's say the retards pass that stupid law. If all European software projects are relocated to servers in Africa, Asia or NON-EU Europe (as AI said) can they continue to function ?

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Well, I went for the scattershot approach. Find out all the MEPs for my region, and write to them all. Good old physical letters, too, with real stamps - less likely to be ignored than e-mail.

 

It's worth the couple of quid and a couple of hours to help defeat this, even if it does mean asking for help from the Tories... :-)

 

Edit - Now also uploaded to my website, for the delight of the 7 people who actually ever visit it... http://homepage.ntlworld.com/seanellis/

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sean: Mine seem remarkably responsive to email. I'm in Canada but still a UK citizen, so I wrote to all mine (I'm from the North West) and got replies from four of 'em. One's definitely opposed to the proposal (Labour), the UKIP guy gave me a long bit of self-promotion which I *think* boiled down to being opposed, one (Labour) said nothing to indicate his position, and the last one (leader of Labour MEPs, apparently) was extremely diplomatic but seemed to be hinting he had no strong position on patents themselves but was not happy with the Commission overriding JURI. Quite promising :). No replies from Tories yet, surprise surprise. Do they know what email is?

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In the past few days, I've had 3 replies from MEPs: Conservatives (a bit noncommittal, wait-and-see), Greens (anti) and UKIP (very short and anti). I've updated my web page to include scans of the letters, so you can make up your own minds about what they have to say.

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Had another reply from a MEP today, this time Labour's Peter Skinner. No word yet from the Lib Dems, though, which is disappointing.

 

Oh, and I've OCR'd all the replies now, too, for all you grep-junkies out there... web page still in the same place.

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Had another reply from a MEP today, this time Labour's Peter Skinner. No word yet from the Lib Dems, though, which is disappointing.

 

Oh, and I've OCR'd all the replies now, too, for all you grep-junkies out there... web page still in the same place.

Good work, and congrats for your efforts. :thumbs:

BTW, the OCR versions work fine in firefox, i just have to click to enlarge the text.

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Information for French-speaking people: Instead of going to ffii.org, go to http://www.ffii.fr ! This site is better IMO, not because it is in French, but because IMHO things are better organized, and better explained.

 

Avis aux francophones: Au lieu d'aller sur ffii.org, allez plutôt sur http://www.ffii.fr ! Ce site est meilleurs à mon avis, non pas parce qu'il est en français, mais parce que je trouve les sujets mieux organisés et mieux expliqués.

 

Yves.

 

[edit:]As expected, I added a new front-page to my site.[/edit]

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Information for French-speaking people: Instead of going to ffii.org, go to http://www.ffii.fr ! This site is better IMO, not because it is in French, but because IMHO things are better organized, and better explained.

 

Avis aux francophones: Au lieu d'aller sur ffii.org, allez plutôt sur http://www.ffii.fr ! Ce site est meilleurs à mon avis, non pas parce qu'il est en français, mais parce que je trouve les sujets mieux organisés et mieux expliqués.

I wish i hadnt stopped learning french, whenever i see it written or i hear it i regret my decision to drop it.

 

Anyway

 

http://amsn.sourceforge.net/

 

They're definitely not happy about it :)

 

iphitus

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