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
You will find more information here:
A list of all MEPs sorted by zip code:
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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