DemoKarlsruhe04En

Demonstration against Software Patents in Karlsruhe 2004-06-24 18-19:00

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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.

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