Re: SPI statement on 24th September as a day against software patents?

From: MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
To: jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: SPI statement on 24th September as a day against software patents?
Date: 2008-09-10 10:03:30
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Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 10:29:21AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > How about a statement?
> Care to write an initial draft? If a final draft is ready in time for a
> reasonable on-list consensus of members to agree, plus a majority of board
> members, we might be able to pass it as a resolution at the September 17 board meeting, then push it out to -announce.

Well, they don't seem to be asking for money, so there's not so much
possibility to do things. Here's an initial draft:-

SPI support for 24th September as a day against software patents


1. we aim to aid, assist, cooperate, co-sponsor and otherwise engage
in concerted action with private, educational and governmental
organizations and associations on all issues and matters concerning
the use of computers and computer software and generally; [by-laws]

2. we are opposed to the existence of software patents and support the
work of the League for Programming Freedom; [1998-11-16.iwj.2]

3. a global coalition of more than 80 software companies, associations
and developers has declared the 24th of September to be the "World Day
Against Software Patents"; []


1. to support the World Day Against Software Patents in general,
including signing the petition, issuing a news release and board
members making such comments to reporters as they feel appropriate;

2. to inform its members about opportunities to take part in events
against software patents around this time.

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef)
Webmaster for hire, statistician and online shop builder for a small
worker cooperative
(Notice tel:+44-844-4437-237

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