Minutes of IFSO Meetings: 2003

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Minutes of IFSO Meetings: 2004

2003 Minutes

Please note: As these meetings occurred prior to the founding of IFSO on 5th January 2004, they are not strictly IFSO meetings. Nevertheless, most of the attendees at these meetings became IFSO members.

  1. 11th December 2003
  2. 16th October 2003
  3. 3rd September 2003
  4. 6th August 2003
  5. 2nd July 2003

11th December 2003

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Present:

The primary focus of the discussion was copyright law, specifically the EUCD and the Enforcement Directive.


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16th October 2003

Notes taken by Ciarán O'Riordan, with additional points added by Aiden Delaney

Last Thursday's (16th) meeting was one of the best yet. Buckets of stuff got discussed, but few notes were taken. I've been in over my head with work, so this is late, please add anything I've forgotten.

Attendees:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


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3rd September 2003

Notes taken by Glenn Strong

Present:

Discussion, topics and suggestions:


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6th August 2003

Notes taken by Ciarán O'Riordan

Present:

Discussion, topics, and suggestions:


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2nd July 2003

Notes taken by Ciarán O'Riordan, edited by Malcolm Tyrrell

Of the 11 people who said they'd try to make it, 10 showed up plus two unannounced people.

The meeting started off in Messrs Maguire's pub and later moved to the better venue of <pub> (where <pub> is across the road from O'Neill's behind Trinity, begins with a H) [was Benshaw's Pub, now closed - Malcolm].

Here (verbatim) are the notes that were taken about what we could be doing to fight s/w pats.

  1. Acquire analysis of proposal - look around FFII
  2. Discover groups to lobby
  3. Create form letter
  4. Finding Companies & industry groups
  5. Mail journalists
  6. Calendar
  7. Analysis of USA
  8. Analysis of alternatives (different patent term)
  9. What is status quo
  10. Analysis of FSFE-IE & own interests in SW development
  11. List of applications whose patenting would have been tragic

Thanks to all who attended.