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http://niederrhein.pm.org/

No, I am not a Perl-Guru. I'm just a user and I wanted to meet other Perl users in my vicinity. There was no monger group. I felt lonely as a Perl User.
So I started a monger group.

This is how Niederrhein.pm [pm.org] came into existence. This group for Perl users in the lower rhine area in Germany is now 2 years old.
I'm a happy Perl user now :)

Journal of neophyte (2871)

Friday July 18, 2003
02:14 AM

European decision on software patents

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I just read an interview with a German politician who is against software patents. Good. Shame she is in Bavaria and will have nothing to do with the decision in the European Parliament that is due 1st of September.
There is still some hope that the decision will be postponed, but at the moment a majority of members of the European Parliament are in favour of such patents. According to the German politician this is so, because their information base is strongly biased. One big Redmond based business does a lot to inform them from their point of view. Lobbying against software patents has been weak so far, she states, because a lot is done over E-Mail, but members of the European parliament are low-tech guys- they don't take an E-Mail as serious as a paper letter and nothing really comes close to inviting the members of parliament to an event where they are informed by real live people talking to them.
So far only the aforementioned Redmond based business invited for Members of Parliaments events in Brussels.
This is the situation so far - what now?
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