[Fsfe-ie] Amendments, patent vote, half-answer

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Fri Aug 15 22:28:38 CEST 2003

Ciaran O'Riordan writes:
> Hi,
>   In my search for a list of good amendments, I got this reply
> from Hartmut Pilch.  He's the Prez of FFII, so he's possibly
> the most clued in person on this issue.  His response is not
> what I was hoping for but here it is:

> ----- Forwarded message from Hartmut Pilch <phm at a2e.de> -----
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:37:54 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Hartmut Pilch <phm at a2e.de>
> To: Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at member.fsf.org>
> Cc: discussion at fsfeurope.org
> Subject: Re: Most recent full copy of Directive on patentability of computer
>  implemented inventions
> > > > "Unless amendments X, Y, and Z are passed, you must vote No".
> >
> > Does FFII know what X, Y, and Z are?
> So far the amendments that have been put to vote are not known yet.
> One simple rule is: if Rocard, Greens and EDD don't all recommend "yes",
> better vote "no".  If one or more of the Rocard group's amendments are
> rejected, vote "no".
> This isn't to say that the directive with the Rocard group's amendments
> will be an acceptable one.  Unless about 90% of the recitals and articles
> are deleted or rewritten along the lines of the FFII counter-proposals, it
> will still be a bad law that ought to be rejected, if the EP has any
> self-esteem.

Agh, it's so confusing :(


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