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Re: [Fsfe-uk] [Fwd: Software patents]

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] [Fwd: Software patents]
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 11:04:34 +0100

On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 10:58 +0100, Ian Lynch wrote:
> This seems to be a standard letter sent out by Arlene McCarthy. Is it a
> softening of her position or is it a distortion to try and curry favour?

It is bizarre and strange. She will defend Parliament's position?! I
hope so, but I don't believe it.

It *is* true, I think, that the council position was more hardcore than
Arlene's. I am guessing that she is going to be pushing for the
amendments *she* wanted in (I can't remember what of hers was taken out,
but I would suspect they would be either weak/irrelevant to software
authors as a whole), and is hoping to get basically what she wanted by
being the "middle ground" between the extremes of the Parliament and the

I think it's more encouraging text than I've seen from her in the past,
but I'm not convinced it necessarily counts for anything at this point.



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