[Foundation-l] UMP Convention

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 20:51:07 UTC 2006

On 05/10/06, Anthere <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> After a short introduction to Wikipedia, with proper figures ("4,4
> millions of french electors are visiting Wikipedia every month" - I
> could see every one bending to write down the scary fact that 1/10
> french electors was a Wikipedia user), I insisted on two facts.
> First is the DADVSI law (which was supported by UMP - making them the
> real bad guys for free software supporters) - please see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DADVSI with this relevant bit
>         "The law was highly controversial within France for it could
> significantly hamper free software, and also may significantly restrict
> the right to make copies of copyrighted works for private use.
> Second was to talk about the fact USA releases information in Public
> Domain, versus our government (and more generally the EU, or most public
> organisations) under classical cp. I mentionned as examples
> * most pictures of french politicians on wp being from the US
> governement (not the french gvt)
> * Spatial research images from the NASA rather than ESA

Oh, that's excellent! Well done!

> I was invited to later talk privately to the person in charge of ict et
> al from the office of Mr Sarkozy. I'll try to take care of that in november.
> Guys, I hope you all feel the power of what we are building. This is HUGE.


- d.

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