Fwd: A steering committee for the LPF?

Darren Benham gecko at debian.org
Tue Mar 23 19:18:37 UTC 1999

On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 01:10:26PM -0600, Ean R . Schuessler wrote:
> I would like to see us get involved with this.
> Personally, I am curious to see whether we could bring a class action
> suit against the United States government under the arguement that 
> software patents, in their current state, violate a Free Software 
> programmer's freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is a gauranteed
> human right and is supposed to be stronger legally than a patent, which 
> is a tool of convenience. I think it is arguable that many programmers
> are as dedicated to the creation of Free Software as any religious person
> is to their chosen method of worship.
> E
The problem, of course, is who'll pay... Lawyers don't generally do "no
collect-no fee" at this level

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