Friday, October 21, 2005

NO Software Patent : European of the Year

A software patents law in Europe would threaten the open source movement and help close the global gap that many poorer countries need to educate and benefit their populations. As an example of what is possible look at Brazil. So now we in Europe have a chance to voice our opposition to a software patents act once again. This time in voting for the European of the Year:

There is now a new and extremely similar opportunity to make a statement
against software patents by taking a minute to fill out a simple Internet
form. The founder of the campaign, Florian Mueller,
is currently running in an Internet poll for the "European of the Year"
against such celebrities as U2 frontman Bono and politicians like
Schroeder, Merkel and Blair. For voting recommendations and further
information, please click here:

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