Folks the European Union about to pass unfair and anti open source legislation, this will affect us all and put us into the hands of greedy fat cats businesses that already milk us dry, while denying small software companies the ability to develope there own software, this is unjust and immoral.
If you are in an EU member state, please make sure that your EU representaive is informed of your wishes, as once this sort of legislation is in place it will be extremely hard to get rid of it.
Read this for details of why it is not in your interests to hand over your existing rights
to big companies like Microsoft http://swpat.ffii.org/log/intro/
At the moment the big companies are unable to acheive the monopoly position in europe thanks to the law, which states many of the patents they hold in other countries for software are not patentable in the EU, all this could change if this vote is passed unamended http://noepatents.eu.org/index.php/NO_Software_PatentsPlease make your voice heard, this is your chance to make a difference and keep open source free.