[Fwd: [ILUG-BOM] stop software patents!]

The banner above is in response to the email below. Can’t resist the bumper sticker mentality.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] stop software patents!
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 23:37:12 +0600
From: Svaksh <svaksh@gmail.com>
Reply-To: Svaksh <svaksh@gmail.com>, “GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai,
India” <linuxers@mm.ilug-bom.org.in>
To: GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India <linuxers@mm.ilug-bom.org.in>

hi,

on 6th of July, the European Parliament will vote on “software
patents” and if approved will codify US-style Software Patents in the
EU.

http://noepatents.eu.org/index.php/NO_Software_Patents
and
http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/

Cant say how much impact it will have on India (i think it will) but
we can definitely protest so if any list members who have websites are
interested they can participate in the “web strike” or put up banners
until the vote.
here is the link :
<http://noepatents.eu.org/index.php/Web_Demo_Against_Software_Patents&gt;


svaksh

update – the banner was removed on 2005/07/14. The link reported that the battle was won.