Software Patents: Stop Software Patent Petition Initiative

A group of FFII activists have decided to set up big European petitions targeting national legislators of the members of the European Patent Convention to clarify the limitations of patentability.

We are aiming to collect at least 1 million signatures, which implies the support of a large number of associations.

We would like, as the first phase, to collect the names of local associations which will probably support the petition to stop software and business method patents. We are going to contact them for the details on a second phase.

For this we need your help – please go to

and fill in the data of any organisation of your country which you think would probably support the petition.

Thanks in advance,
Iván Villanueva and Miernik, activists of the FFII and former board members

In Italy Italian Linux Society and Associazione per il Software Libero have already signed the petition, I hope more will support the initiative soon.