CeBit and Softwarepatents

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Mar 21 11:29:28 UTC 2001

On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 10:23:13AM +0100, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Hi Friends of Free Software,

	Software Patent Debate on CeBIT

For people interested in the softwarepatent debate,
there will be a board discussion in German organised by
the ComputerZeitung on Thursday. 
(Cebit, Hall 1, Booth 5a9 , 22. March 2001, 15:30 )

The interesting part is that Harmut Pilch, heart of the 
German Software Patent resistance and president of the FFII e.V.
will participate. (Disclosure: I am vice president of the FFII.)
You can see the problems in explaining the issues to pro-swpatent

Details in German:

	Help spreading the word about Software Patent Problems on CeBit

The FFII also needs your support in getting the word out about the
problems of software patents on the CeBIT. 
Contact the activists: <patinfo at>

They have to paper things ready which you can grab and spread, if you 
feel like it:

 Survey Questionaire (in German):
Note that the URL mentioned there is not up yet, but hopefully is

  The famous Patent-Adventure (partly German, Adventure in English).


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