[Fsfe-ie] patent letter

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Fri May 7 18:41:58 CEST 2004

[cc james heald: Q at end: who are we writing to nowadays?]

> Probably a bit late now but I was thinking of firing this little rant off
> to Mary Hornet and various others (maybe adapt it as a letter for the
> paper).

late for what?  the sooner the better - but we have 10 days to get stuff
done. (but the sooner the better, again.)

> Any comments?

looks good.

> Is 21 years correct as the (maximum) lifespan of a patent.


> Where can I get a list of people who should get my letter?

"Mary Harney, and the patents person/people at entemp.ie" is the only answer
I have.  James Heald might know better?

Ciarán O'Riordan
Irish Free Software Organisation: http://ifso.ie

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