Fighting software patents: a report from Brussels
Posted May 6, 2004 11:56 UTC (Thu) by rjw
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But it doesn't matter - even if the entire parliament was made up of card
carrying members of the FSF, they have no power to do anything if the
Commission decides to do something else.
I'll obviously vote for someone vaguely sane (Green I guess), but I don't
kid myself that it has even the tiny effect that electing someone in a
democratic body with real legislative power has - eg Westminster.
Thats why I don't get the whole EU constitution kerfuffle: Why bother
having referenda on this issue, when the whole set up of the EU as an
institution is so stridently undemocratic?
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