Re: (OT) Webdemo against European Software Patents
On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 12:04:40PM +0100, Nico W. Fritschi wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 11:26:07AM -0800, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > I've added a banner at the top of each page.
> Sorry for my late reply, I've been quite busy.
> A big thanks to the Debian people, especially you guys on debian-www.
> You help us a lot towards achieving our common goal.
> Good News: The item has been taken off the agenda of the agriculture and
> fishery council. The word from diplomatic circles is, that the council will
> reschedule for January 31st on the "General Affairs & External Relations
> But we did not just achieve a rescheduling but now the parliament has time
> until the February 21st to initiate a restart of the proceedings concerning
> software patents. (This is because the council has to announce their
> position in the European Parliament during a plenary session and the next
> dates for that are Jan. 26th and 27th and Feb. 21st. Since they have not
> finalised their position before the first two dates, they can announce it
> at the earliest on Feb. 21st.)
> Right now we are restructuring for a successive campaign to get support for
> the restart. Would debian-www be willing to further support this goal?
I'll be happy to add another banner or message when the next protest
occurs. For help with the campaign itself, would you please contact
> The "agriculture and fishery" council topic ended with a fortunate outcome,
> that means the "Something 'fishy' going on at the fishery meeting" is
> outdated. Maybe you could replace it with a temporary banner from
> http://demo.ffii.org/online_banners.en.php (I suggest "Dear Minister,
> please click here!") until we have something more adequate.
I've removed the banner, since I understood the protest to be over.