Demonstration against Software Patents in Karlsruhe 2004-06-24 18-19:00
With 1,000 People attending - Europe's biggest demonstration against Software Patents
1,000 programmers, CEOs and visitors showed their concern
/"This goes beyond our expectations/" said Georg Greve, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe, /"but this is just the beginning. We will put a lot more people on the streets before the european parliament will vote./".
This demonstration was supported by a big coalition of organisations, companies and !NGOs. The speakers pointed out the dangers of software patents for small to medium sized businesses in Europe. A lot of !CEOs of these companies attended the demonstration and showed their support.
from Ralph Segert (professional Photographer)
from Jean-Michel Fayard (with comments)
Time and location:
- Thursday 24 June 2004, starting 18:00, ca 1 hr
Messegelände (exhibition zone, Ettlinger Str) -> Marktplatz (market) Karlsruhe, speeches (ca 15 min. walk, also on the way to Kalug party)
Unabhängiger Studierendenausschuss der Universität Karlsruhe (UStA)
Marco Schulze, Nightlabs GmbH
Georg Greve, FSF Europe
Julian Finn, Attac AG Wissensallmende
Florian Müller, MySQL AB
Markus Beckedahl, Network New Media e.V.