Hi all!

Please excuse this slightly offtopic posting:

In 11 to 13 days the EP will decide about softwarepatents.

So in the next days the members of the EP will make up their minds and read the guideline for the first time. Many MEPs do not understand what they read. There are 260 requests for modification, which they must read and understand too. There are some MEPs which will give recommendations to the members of their party, but these MEPs are lobbied by the big players, who want to have software patents in the EU.

But you can change their minds. The FFII (www.ffii.org) read all requests of modification and made a recommendation "How to vote".

Please phone your MEP, try to talk with him, but it is also ok to talk to his assistant, and ask him to follow the recommendations of the FFII.

You will find more information here:

A list of all MEPs sorted by zip code:

The recommendations:

Please act immediately. The MEPs need your help to decide. This is not a joke. They do not really understand the issue. Please clarify them, how softwarepatents will change the IT-economy in europe. Tell them that your business and your employees are in danger when great companies sue them.

Spend some hours to save the future of your business!


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