[Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Software Patents: Help Us Win in the Europarl!

Alex R. alex756 at nyc.rr.com
Thu Aug 21 21:03:08 UTC 2003

I've looked over their site, They say that are 
"is dedicated to promoting computer users' right
 to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. "
That is perfectly acceptable. Promoting rights is not the same
thing as lobbying for the change of legislation.
Certainly if Wikipedia wanted to say a certain type of legislation
is a good thing (an endorcement) that is o.k., but lobbying
is strictly limited for tax exempt organizations).

From: "Daniel Mayer" <maveric149 at yahoo.com>
> Isn't the Free Software Foundation a 501(c)(3)? They
> do /a lot/ of lobbying. 
> --mav

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