[Fsfe-ie] Notes from July 2nd FreeSoftware Gathering

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Thu Jul 3 14:33:40 CEST 2003

Notes from July 2nd FreeSoftware Gathering.

Of the 11 people who said they'd try to make
it, 10 showed up plus two unannounced people.

The meeting started off in Messrs Maquires pub and
later moved to the better venue of <pub>.
(where <pub> is across the road from O'Neills behind
 Trinity, begins with a H)

Here (verbatim) are the notes that were taken about what
we could be doing to fight s/w pats.

1/ Acquire analysis of proposal
   - look around FFII

2/ Discover groups to lobby

3/ Create form letter

4/ Finding Companies & industry groups

5/ Mail journalists

6/ Calander

7/ Analysis of USA

8/ Analysis of alternatives
   (different patent term)

9/ What is status quo

10/ Analysis of FSF(e)-IE & own interests in SW development

11/ List of applications whose patenting would have been tragic

Thanks to all who attended.

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