[Fsfe-ie] Input in Green Party European Manifesto

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Mon Mar 30 10:39:44 CEST 2009

Éibhear <ifso at gibiris.org> writes:
> At the moment, the party is finalising the manifesto for the european 
> elections.

I'll get the list started with the obvious ones:
* Anti-swpat legislation
* Oppose the centralised patent court (the idea isn't fundamentally bad, but
  the proposed implementation is incompatible with having patents applying
  to hobby, community, and non-profit activity)
* Migrate the EP to using free software (within a certain timeframe)
* Mandate use of open standards by the EP (I think "Zero FRAND" is the
  current EU label for what we call open/free standards)

Maybe offtopic:
* Net neutrality
* Against guilt-by-accusation laws (aka "the three strikes" or "graduated
* Against copyright extension (which separates people from culture,
  requiring excessive problematic tech such as DRM to maintain the
  separation)  (the EP will vote on copyright extension in the coming days)

Ciarán O'Riordan, +32 487 64 17 54, http://ciaran.compsoc.com/

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