Finnish petition against software patents big success

By EDRi · November 19, 2003

EDRI-member Electronic Frontier Finland collected 2295 signatures in one
week on its online petition against software patents. The petition was
presented to the Finnish parliament on 14 November.

Ville Oksanen, vice chairman of EFFI, who acted as the head of the
delegation comments:”We were received by MPs from every major
parliamentary group, which was a great success considering that the topic
of the petition was relatively obscure. The feedback from the MPs was also
very promising. They are going to follow the process closely and EFFI will
be invited to parliamentary hearings. The letter from Linus Torvalds was
also well known and one group (Swedish minority party) even pledged to
support his position.”