Open Parliament petition
agger at c.dk
Fri Apr 18 10:12:20 UTC 2008
Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Free Software Foundation Europe <press at fsfeurope.org> writes:
>> 5. FSFE co-launches Open Parliament initiative
> I've put more information in a blog entry:
I'm not entirely sure what to think of this petition, like in whether to
sign or distribute it: On one hand, I'm in favor of free software and
think its distribution and adoption in Europe would be a good thing.
On the other hand, I've never much liked the EU as a project, and I
always opposed my own country's membership. A recent trip to visit the
Parliament in Brussels did little to convince me of its fundamental
democratic credentials (although I recognize some people there are doing
good work, like apparently the Spanish parlamentarian David Hammerstein).
So, how can I sign or recommend the petition without fundamentally
recognizing the Parliament, when actually I don't? This might actually
limit the petition's potential appeal in many countries, at least in
"Euro-sceptical" quarters (which in Denmark tend to be the left, and
some nationalists - the pattern might be different in other countries).
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