Euro Elections and fsfe

Paul Sutton zleap at
Tue May 28 07:24:49 UTC 2019

On 28/05/2019 06:47, Vitaly Repin wrote:
> Hello,
> "So 5 years of euro sceptic MEPs something that we can surely take
> advantage of".
> I believe you propose a strong political association with euro "sceptics".
> May be stronger than non-political organisation such FSFE can and should
> have.
> I am also afraid that it can be a dangerous signal towards FSFE supporters.
> E.g., I am not ready to support eurosceptics movement to the least possible
> degree.
> I strongly support EU and absolutely sure that it shall be improved, not
> destroyed.
> If FSFE takes a stand in this political debate (what to do with EU?), it
> will introduce turmoil to the FSFE itself as FSFE members have different
> opinion on this matter.
> Den mån 27 maj 2019 kl 23:46 skrev Paul Sutton <zleap at>:
>> Hi
>> Hopefully this is not seen as off topic.  Now the Euro Elections are
>> over and I am guessing within the next couple of days we should be
>> getting information on how we can contact our respective representatives
>> I think it is a great opportunity to get in touch and help push what we
>> would like from them.
>> Perhaps we can gather a few ideas here, links etc, get sometemplates for
>> e-mails so we can get in touch and hopefully put on a united front.
>> It seems the UK voted quite substantially in favour of the Euro
>> copyright directive, however these MEPs are now out. The Brexit Party
>> MEPs are in, so perhaps we can, over the next few months,  start to ask
>> them to help make a difference, as they are against the EU laws, however
>> there may be one or two laws that would work in our favour.  lets push
>> Public Money , Public code.
>> These MEPs are in for 5 years,  However I am guessing If the UK should
>> hold and vote in yet another referendum there is a chance the previous
>> referendum result will be reversed, this won't stop the Brexit MEPs
>> staying for their full term. So 5 years of euro sceptic MEPs something
>> that we can surely take advantage of.
>> Just a thought
>> Paul Sutton
>> --

Ok take the EU copyright directive as an organization the FSFE seemed to
be pretty much against this, and we were asked to contact our MEPs to
this effect.

Now that the UK has more Brexit party MEPs perhaps they will be more
supportive of our concerns about this and other bill, and they can
perhaps help to get the changes that we want to amend to these bills
(this sort of worked as there were concessions for free software IIRC).

So What should we ask our new MEPs for?.

First thing should we perhaps contact them about PMPC, raise awareness
of PMPC for example.


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