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Linus Torvalds and Rasmus Lerdorf call against software patents

Appeal to the EU Council by

Linus Torvalds, Michael Widenius and Rasmus Lerdorf

23 November 2004

From the appeal:

... We urge the governments of the EU member states, which are represented in the EU Council, to oppose the debateless adoption of the said proposal as a so-called "A item". In the interest of Europe, such a deceptive, dangerous and democratically illegitimate proposal must not become the Common Position of the member states. ...

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