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Re: [Bug-gnubg] software patents

From: Renzo Campagna
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] software patents
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 23:10:27 +0100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Segrave" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>; "?ystein Johansen" <address@hidden>; "Joern
Thyssen" <address@hidden>; "Joseph Heled" <address@hidden>; "Jonathan
Kinsey" <address@hidden>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] software patents

> 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.

Hi all,
I want to suggest to read this site, and eventually sign if you agree

Read the appeal to EU Council by Linus Torvalds, Michael Widenius, Rasmus
Lerdorf (linux, mysql, php) included in the site.

Best regards

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