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David Bowen lilypatc@i...
Sat May 21 19:29:39 NZST 2005

Hi all

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 
world too.

There is also a page explaining why software patents are a bad idea. 

and here

and here

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 :-) 

Regards David

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