[Fsfe-ie] EU DRM consultation and software patent status

Ryan Meade ryan at meade.net
Thu Sep 9 12:43:10 CEST 2004

> IIRC, Harney is still our Council minister, but since we don't have the
> presidency anymore, she won't look bad if the directive is heavily amended -
> so we can make a difference.  I don't know what the deadline is - Holger
> will probably be in contact with the list with more info soon.
> So that probably means sending a letter to Mary Hanafin, Mary Harney, Noel
> Dempsey, and Entemp.  I'll work on this (have to finish an already written
> letter - no idea what the deadline is, *all* EU documents are greatly
> delayed due to a shortage of legal translators for the new members states)

It's worth remembering that a re-shuffle is imminent, and that Harney has expressed a desire to try a different department.  If there is a new minister, this is a good opportunity to lobby by way of a welcome letter.


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