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Re: [Bug-gnubg] software patents

From: Jim Segrave
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] software patents
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:15:56 +0100
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On Sun 19 Dec 2004 (19:40 +0100), Achim Mueller wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I need your support for a very urgent issue concerning the new EU
> directive. The agreement is scheduled for next Tuesday or Wednsday.
> Please read this page: http://demo.ffii.org/ , and if you agree with
> the positions mentioned there, please sign the open letter.
> I also ask you whether or not we should put a banner on our webpage
> regarding this case. I don't like to do this without the agreement
> of at least 4 or 5 programmers of GNU Backgammon. Thanks in advance.

I'd be happy if it's on the gnubg page, as the issue of software
patents is a potential disaster for the computing world and puts the
development of open-source software at risk from abuse by coporate
interests attempting to maintain or create monopoly positions.

Jim Segrave           address@hidden

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