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Call for protest: Against software patents

Later this week, on November 25th and 26th, the EU Competitiveness Council
will convene and soon attempt to formally adopt a proposed "Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions", commonly referred to as the "software patent directive". On May 18th, the Council reached political agreement on a draft legislation, however, did not take a formal decision to adopt it.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.

That's the original text of the announcement of Linus, Michael and Rasmus, which I pratly stole to quickly setup a protest webpage for the following 2 days. All entries for my website (main, blog & gallery) now show that page by default. If anyone likes to, please just download it and upload it to your website. It should more or less work with any PHP driven site (using index.php as the index page).

In best hope for the next days...

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