Re: Fwd: A steering committee for the LPF?

From: Darren Benham <gecko(at)debian(dot)org>
To: "Ean R (dot) Schuessler" <ean(at)novare(dot)net>
Cc: "J(dot)H(dot)M(dot) Dassen" <jdassen(at)wi(dot)leidenuniv(dot)nl>, spi-general(at)lists(dot)debian(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fwd: A steering committee for the LPF?
Date: 1999-03-23 19:18:37
Message-ID: 19990323111836.A24438@gecko.fortunet
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On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 01:10:26PM -0600, Ean R . Schuessler wrote:
> I would like to see us get involved with this.
> Personally, I am curious to see whether we could bring a class action
> suit against the United States government under the arguement that
> software patents, in their current state, violate a Free Software
> programmer's freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is a gauranteed
> human right and is supposed to be stronger legally than a patent, which
> is a tool of convenience. I think it is arguable that many programmers
> are as dedicated to the creation of Free Software as any religious person
> is to their chosen method of worship.
> E
The problem, of course, is who'll pay... Lawyers don't generally do "no
collect-no fee" at this level

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