As a suggestion, suggest asking Nandor Tanczos visit a few sites like
were the mplayer project foresees having to shut down if the EU adopts
the software patent laws.
By the way there is a petition to the EU at this page, mainly intended
for within the EU but they do appreciate support from elsewhere in the
There is also a page explaining why software patents are a bad idea.
At least when he gets to a meeting he will have some idea of the issues.
As I work evenings I won't have a chance to attend the meeting.
Oh well back to a day job in August :-)