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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..."

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