[Fsfe-ie] Congrats on site and some materials

Alan T. at at kein.org
Mon Jan 5 15:09:00 CET 2004


Great work on the site :)

I'm not living in Ireland much in the last years but work a lot on 
patent and copyright questions, formerly at the Information Law 
Institute in NYU and now in an adhoc research cabal in search of a 
name. Most recently we worked on a campaign called We Seize! around the 
World Summit on the Information Society.


Anyway, practically I'm writing for two reasons. The first is that I'll 
be doing a lot of research work on the IP enforcement drive in the next 
months and would like to contribute to IFSO's work on that. Perhaps 
Teresa remembers me as we met in September.

Secondly I have about 40 copies of a newsprint tabloid produced for the 
WSIS concentrating on IP issues called world information. I think it's 
useful as the articles are concise and to the point. You can see the 
PDF version here:

So I don't know if there is a plan to celebrate the birth of the site 
and twenty years of GNU, but I'd be glad to have chance to hand over 
the goods and enjoy a natter. I'll be here until next week.



On Monday, January 5, 2004, at 02:32 PM, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:

> For any list members that have been living under a rock, or have 
> ignored
> all list posts right up until this one:
> Irish Free Software Organsation has been launched.
> The site is at: http://ifso.info
> If you've contributed to projects on this list, check
> http://ifso.info/people.html and send me a mail if you're names not 
> there.
> Please pass on an annoucement to other lists and websites.  Multiple
> submissions to slashdot wouldn't be a bad idea.
> I'll still be making corrections to the site during the day, so keep
> sending bug reports.
> Here's a sample announcement that I think covers everything that makes
> the launch news worthy:
> January 5th 2004, Irish Free Software Organisation[0] (IFSO) is
> launched.  Since June 2003, members of the fsfe-ie[1] mailing list have
> been collaborating on issues such as software patents[2], and the
> European Copyright Directive[3].  With Ireland holding the presidency 
> of
> the EU for the next six months, political lobbying in Ireland will be 
> of
> increased importance.  The fate of the software patentability directive
> is still undecided, and we now also have the Intellectual Property
> Rights Enforcement Directive[4] to deal with.  In the coming months, we
> also hope to work on spreading education and adoption of Free Software
> in Ireland.  By no coincidence, today is also the 20th anniversary of
> the beginning of the GNU project[5].
> [0] IFSO : http://ifso.info/
> [1] fsfe-ie : http://mail.fsfeurope.org/mailman/listinfo/fsfe-ie/
> [2] swpats : http://ifso.info/documents/swpats-meps-00.html
> [3] eucd : http://ifso.info/documents/eucd-dete-00.html
> [4] ipre : http://ifso.info/projects/ipre.html
> [5] gnu20th : http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnu20th
> -- 
> Ciaran O'Riordan - http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/
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