According to an email I received today from Gay Mitchell, the Fine Gael candidate in the European elections, he supports the government’s position on advocating software patents. So that’s another person you shouldn’t bother voting for tomorrow.
Please feel free to email Gay Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell him that you disagree with his position. You should explain that it will do nothing to promote the ‘enterprise and reward‘ values which Fine Gael is supposed to espouse. In fact, it stifles creativity and innovation in the software industry.
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 13:05:54 +0100
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I have already supported the Irish Presidency position on this at the Oireachtas
Committee on European Affairs which I Chair.
Gay Mitchell T.D.