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RE: Imminent Danger of Software Patents in Europe
- To: "PILCH Hartmut" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: Imminent Danger of Software Patents in Europe
- From: "Josef Dietl" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 16:27:32 +0200
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FYI: Das W3C hat vorgestern eine Presseerklärung über unsere Erfahrungen
mit Software-Patenten herausgegeben. Siehe
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> PILCH Hartmut
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 10:02 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RMS: Imminent Danger of Software Patents in Europe
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 00:35:52 -0600 (MDT)
> From: Richard Stallman <email@example.com>
> There is a push now to make Europe have software patents
> like the US. If this happens, it could be disastrous for
> free software (and bad for anyone who wants to develop software
> in Europe).
> I hope that you can make an effort to organize programmers and free
> software users in Germany, and to talk with the German government to
> raise opposition to the plan. If two countries object to the plan,
> that will be enough to block the plan.
> For more info, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org is organizing an effort
> in France, and seems to be having some success with the French
> government. Then please spread the word. This calls for political
> action and there are only about 7 weeks to do it.