NewsForge: Lobbying for Linux
Sep 19, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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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..."