[Fsfe-ie] Swpat: possible players
seth.johnson at realmeasures.dyndns.org
Tue Dec 2 01:08:54 CET 2003
Actually, organizing is chiefly preaching to the converted: it's a
matter of finding those who are looking for what you're saying.
From: Ian Clarke <ian at locut.us>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 23:57:37 +0000
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-ie] Swpat: possible players
> James Heald wrote:
> > I've been looking through websites, trying to identify more
> > players.
> > One thing which is very important to think about is that any
> > with the powers-that-be will be have far more impact if they can be
> > firmly established as a joint Free Software/SME initiative, rather
> > just "free-love, open-standard, freeware fanatics" as one UK
> > tried to marginalise Open Sourcers.
> Absolutely, one of the greatest dangers of highlighting the threat
> software patents are to free software is that it obscures the fact
> they are just as great a threat to more conventional revenue
> voter employing commercial software companies.
> Framing the argument in ethical terms is only valuable when preaching
> the converted, although I suspect I am preaching to the converted in
> pointing that out :-)
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