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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Can more be done on the swpat e-petition?

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Can more be done on the swpat e-petition?
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 17:47:09 +0000
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address@hidden (P.L.Hayes) wrote:
> I think you may have missed my point: I'm sure it wasn't really
> written by Simon Gentry but it might as well've been. The more
> signatures this ill-considered and poorly written petition attracts,
> the more credence the government will likely give to the pro-swpat
> brigade's assertions that opposition to swpats is coming mostly from
> illiterate Microsoft hating "open source" programmers - [...]

Nevertheless, the fewer signatures that this hyperbole and typo-laden
petition gets, the more credence certain government agencies will give
to the pro-swpat brigade's assertions that too few people are worried
by the dangers of expanding patentability.

Which is worse?  Personally, I think we're already viewed as not as
sharp-suited as the Microsoft and Nokia guys, so I've signed.  I also
think that a hint of riotousness and unruliness is no bad thing.
Could make politicians think twice before they say something really stupid.


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