Channel Register: Free Software Fans Take a Stand Against Software Patents
Jun 02, 2005, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Free software advocates are holding a last conference on the
software patents directive today, ahead of a parliamentary vote on
the directive on June 21. This afternoon, Association Electronique
Libre and Open Standaarden will lead a demonstration in Brussels
against the proposed legislation.
"Open source luminaries Richard Stallman, founder of GNU/Linux
and Alan Cox (of Red Hat fame) will join Green MEPs Monica Frassoni
and Eva Lichtenberger to discuss the impact of software patents on
the free and open source software community..."