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reply europe <europe_member pathlink.com> writes:
Hello, I hope that most of you are familiar with software patents and how
destructive these can be. A patent is a monopoly on an idea - for expample the
idea of forwarding client request to the server with lowest load is patented.

I know that most of you are not europeans but I hope you will help us anyway.
Because if europe rejects sw patents it gives a positive signal also to US.

Last battle was won (On 6 July, the European Parliament fortunately rejected a
proposal for a software patent directive). But EPO (european patent office) is
still giving out patents on computer software. The legal basis for that is very
questionable put it is still a big problem. 

Now it is time for some counterattack. Europe (European Voice, magazine) is
electing the european of the year. Florian Mueller - anti- softwarepatent
activist and  Michel Rocard - the MEP (member of european parlament) that very
much helped us in the fight, are also nominees. You can vote online and you
don't have to be european for that! 

Winning this title for florian or Rocard would mean much public attention for
the subject of sw patents (until now many think of us some IT loonies).  The
winner can also hold a speech on gala evening. 

It is our first and very good change to fight back and to make us heard, please
help us any way you can - please vote and please ask your friends to vote.
European small companies and freeware makers are also asking people to vote for
Florian (for example MySQL AB).

Please go to http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/en/m/ev50/index.html for more
information, the vote is open untill 11. of November. We ask you to vote for
Florian for european of the year award because we need to go for one person to
get enough votes. But if you prefer Rocard, you are very welcome to vote for
him.

Thank You very much, we really need your help.
Oct 29 2005
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Done!

europe wrote:
 Hello, I hope that most of you are familiar with software patents and how
 destructive these can be. A patent is a monopoly on an idea - for expample the
 idea of forwarding client request to the server with lowest load is patented.
 
 I know that most of you are not europeans but I hope you will help us anyway.
 Because if europe rejects sw patents it gives a positive signal also to US.
 
 Last battle was won (On 6 July, the European Parliament fortunately rejected a
 proposal for a software patent directive). But EPO (european patent office) is
 still giving out patents on computer software. The legal basis for that is very
 questionable put it is still a big problem. 
 
 Now it is time for some counterattack. Europe (European Voice, magazine) is
 electing the european of the year. Florian Mueller - anti- softwarepatent
 activist and  Michel Rocard - the MEP (member of european parlament) that very
 much helped us in the fight, are also nominees. You can vote online and you
 don't have to be european for that! 
 
 Winning this title for florian or Rocard would mean much public attention for
 the subject of sw patents (until now many think of us some IT loonies).  The
 winner can also hold a speech on gala evening. 
 
 It is our first and very good change to fight back and to make us heard, please
 help us any way you can - please vote and please ask your friends to vote.
 European small companies and freeware makers are also asking people to vote for
 Florian (for example MySQL AB).
 
 Please go to http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/en/m/ev50/index.html for more
 information, the vote is open untill 11. of November. We ask you to vote for
 Florian for european of the year award because we need to go for one person to
 get enough votes. But if you prefer Rocard, you are very welcome to vote for
 him.
 
 Thank You very much, we really need your help.
 
 
 

Oct 29 2005
parent reply Manfred Hansen <manfred toppoint.de> writes:
dito!
Hasan Aljudy wrote:

 Done!
 
 europe wrote:
 Hello, I hope that most of you are familiar with software patents and how
 destructive these can be. A patent is a monopoly on an idea - for
 expample the idea of forwarding client request to the server with lowest
 load is patented.
 
 I know that most of you are not europeans but I hope you will help us
 anyway. Because if europe rejects sw patents it gives a positive signal
 also to US.
 
 Last battle was won (On 6 July, the European Parliament fortunately
 rejected a proposal for a software patent directive). But EPO (european
 patent office) is still giving out patents on computer software. The
 legal basis for that is very questionable put it is still a big problem.
 
 Now it is time for some counterattack. Europe (European Voice, magazine)
 is electing the european of the year. Florian Mueller - anti-
 softwarepatent
 activist and  Michel Rocard - the MEP (member of european parlament) that
 very much helped us in the fight, are also nominees. You can vote online
 and you don't have to be european for that!
 
 Winning this title for florian or Rocard would mean much public attention
 for
 the subject of sw patents (until now many think of us some IT loonies). 
 The winner can also hold a speech on gala evening.
 
 It is our first and very good change to fight back and to make us heard,
 please help us any way you can - please vote and please ask your friends
 to vote. European small companies and freeware makers are also asking
 people to vote for Florian (for example MySQL AB).
 
 Please go to http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/en/m/ev50/index.html for
 more information, the vote is open untill 11. of November. We ask you to
 vote for Florian for european of the year award because we need to go for
 one person to get enough votes. But if you prefer Rocard, you are very
 welcome to vote for him.
 
 Thank You very much, we really need your help.
 
 


Oct 30 2005
parent europe <europe_member pathlink.com> writes:
Thanks!

In article <dk3763$et2$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Manfred Hansen says...
dito!
Hasan Aljudy wrote:

 Done!
 
 europe wrote:
 Hello, I hope that most of you are familiar with software patents and how
 destructive these can be. A patent is a monopoly on an idea - for
 expample the idea of forwarding client request to the server with lowest
 load is patented.
 
 I know that most of you are not europeans but I hope you will help us
 anyway. Because if europe rejects sw patents it gives a positive signal
 also to US.
 
 Last battle was won (On 6 July, the European Parliament fortunately
 rejected a proposal for a software patent directive). But EPO (european
 patent office) is still giving out patents on computer software. The
 legal basis for that is very questionable put it is still a big problem.
 
 Now it is time for some counterattack. Europe (European Voice, magazine)
 is electing the european of the year. Florian Mueller - anti-
 softwarepatent
 activist and  Michel Rocard - the MEP (member of european parlament) that
 very much helped us in the fight, are also nominees. You can vote online
 and you don't have to be european for that!
 
 Winning this title for florian or Rocard would mean much public attention
 for
 the subject of sw patents (until now many think of us some IT loonies). 
 The winner can also hold a speech on gala evening.
 
 It is our first and very good change to fight back and to make us heard,
 please help us any way you can - please vote and please ask your friends
 to vote. European small companies and freeware makers are also asking
 people to vote for Florian (for example MySQL AB).
 
 Please go to http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/en/m/ev50/index.html for
 more information, the vote is open untill 11. of November. We ask you to
 vote for Florian for european of the year award because we need to go for
 one person to get enough votes. But if you prefer Rocard, you are very
 welcome to vote for him.
 
 Thank You very much, we really need your help.
 
 



Oct 31 2005