[Fsfe-ie] software patents: ep decided for restart!

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Thu Feb 3 18:45:17 CET 2005

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BTW, as far as I can see Michel Rocard is a great guy to have as
rapporteur of the restart process -- his FFII bio page [1] notes that he
headed the Cultural Affairs Commission (CULT), which was quite anti-swpat
first time round [2], if I recall correctly.

[1]: http://kwiki.ffii.org/index.cgi?MichelRocardEn
[2]: http://swpat.ffii.org/papers/eubsa-swpat0202/cult0212/index.en.html

- --j.

Niall O'Higgins writes:
> Wow I knew my French would come in handy someday! 
> Overall this email has clearly been written by someone who gets it. 
> Sentences like:
> "A computer is after all but a collection of mathematical formulas"
> and 
> "The commission's second version of its directive, which totally
> ignored the work of the parliament, takes a completely contrary
> position to many points from its first version"
> Let me just point out one hilarious sentence:
> > La Présidence Irlandaise, dont  nous ne 
> > pouvons pas  être insensibles au fait que son Web site soit sponsorisé 
> > par Microsoft, a tenté de s'y employer en  classant le dossier dans les 
> > points  A,  prêts pour être adoptés sans débat. 
> This says:
> The Irish presidency - whose website, one cannot ignore, is in fact
> sponsored by Microsoft - have tried to have the bill adopted without
> debate by classing it in points A.
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