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Re: Online demonstration support against Software Patents?

On 2004-04-09 01:43:48 +0100 Henrion Benjamin <bh@udev.org> wrote:

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> [040409]:
On 2004-04-08 21:34:22 +0100 Henrion Benjamin <bh@udev.org> wrote:
Last september many websites participated in a web strike against
software patents. [...]
Last September some web sites were offline (sorry, "on strike") for weeks, making free software supporters waste time looking for alternative sources.
Wasting time reading the message, then entering the site normally.

Please do not contradict me without good reason. Last September, some web sites were completely removed and more had no link to the normal site from the protest page. Already this time, some sites are doing that, but I think fewer than before. Of course, I am not sure whether any sites I need are affected this time: I do not have time to check them all and it is hard to tell until I cannot access something I need to use.

The previous demo was only one week long for most sites.

For most, but not all.

Anyway, with patents, those websites would not probably exists...

So why allow people campaigning for swpat to make them vanish without winning any votes?

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