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Sep 15, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"Last April, many GNU/Linux users, organized by the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), met in Brussels to demonstrate before the European Parliament (EP) against the introduction of software patents in the European Union. During the event, further protests were coordinated for the following month in many European cities. Eventually, the guys in Brussels found themselves asking, why don't we do this systematically? More precisely, why don't we create EuroLugs, a permanent network of all European LUGS and FLOSS associations, so we can act faster, all together and more effectively?

"Note the network part: nobody felt the need for yet another association, which could potentially dilute lobbying efforts. What was seen as missing was just a greater coordination of the groups already existing that promoting Linux and all free software locally..."

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