[Fsfe-ie] IFSO Meeting: Tuesday 18th July 2000h, Mahaffey's Pub
ciaran at fsfe.org
Tue Jul 18 03:24:29 CEST 2006
Malcolm Tyrrell <malcoh0l at yahoo.ie> writes:
> The forthcoming Tuesday is the third of the month, so there will be an IFSO meeting
> in Mahaffey's pub.
Two things to have on the agenda:
* An Irish free software business network (or Ireland and UK)
This has been discussed on some lists and by phone, but it's a big topic so
a few discussions ended with "lets discuss this when we're all together in
Something is stirring, so we should decide what sort of things we'd, who
we'd be willing to give our time/advice to, what we will ignore, and is
anything happening that creates a situation where we will have missed the
boat if we do not make something useful happen now.
* The beginning of the 2nd software patents battle
It looks like the battle is coming back. Instead of changing what the law
says about what is patentable and what is not, this time the threat is that
a specialist, EU-wide court will be set up to deal with patent litigation.
The two current proposals (the Community Patent and the European Patent
Litigation Agreement) put the European Patent Office in command of this
patent court. So the people who have to follow the law (the
administration) will hire and fire the judges that audit whether they are
actually following the law. Gobsmacking but true. This has been kinda on
the cards, but it's happening now, and the strategies we can choose from
See yous there.
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