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NewsForge: Lobbying for Linux

Sep 19, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

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"It's not every day that you find yourself talking to your Member of the European Parliament (MEP) about Free Software; a day becomes even more unusual when an MEP's assistant starts to talk to you about happy penguins and GNU/Linux. But with a vote on software patents due in a matter of days, such strange circumstances go to the back of your mind as you fight for the right to develop software free of patents.

"A lot of coverage has been devoted to the software patents fracas, both in the USA and in the EU, and rightly so, but little has been written about the lobbying process itself and how individuals can and should approach it. This article attempts to redress the balance..."

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