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dglaudemailing at gmx.net
Wed Aug 20 03:04:41 CEST 2003
David GLAUDE wrote:
> Here is where it start: http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/BigDemo27aug
Here is where you can help ;-)
Feel free to personalise the message to your audiance.
Subject: Protest against Software Patent Wednesday 27 August, Brussels
On Wednesday, August 27, a protest demonstration against the european
software patent directive proposal is scheduled in Brussels in front of
the European Parliament on the Luxemburg Place(Place du Luxembourg).
While some people claim it's not about legalizing patents on software,
anaysis shows that it aims to unlimited US style patentability which
includes business method patents and forces all member states to makes
even open publication on the interent a patent infringement.
The demonstration starts at 12am at theLuxemburg Place(Place du
Luxembourg) and a small Conference inside the parliament is planned for 2pm.
It is organised by belgian activists and supported by Eurolinux and
FFII and it will be the last opportunity for to show the high public
interest in this issue to politicans.
It is obvious that the 160.000 signers of the Eurolinux petition will
not be able to be present, but we hope for a strong belgian presence.
If you are really not able to come and you are a webmaster, software
project leader or have a personal homepage, please join the internet
demonstration by putting a patent warning on the front entry of your
 Link to Eurolinux petition
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