Subject: FFII, NoSWPats Win CNet Award for Outstanding Contribution to SW Development
From: Seth Johnson <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 08:17:04 -0400

Please send congratulations to FFII and for
their glorious work keeping software patents illegal in Europe!



Outstanding Contribution to Software Development

Winner: & The Foundation for a Free
Information Infrastructure (FFII) and the FFII joined forces last year to
campaign against the European software patent directive, which
many feared would open the doors to an increasingly litigious
marketplace in which small businesses would struggle to survive.
In July this year, the European Parliament unexpectedly rejected
the directive, a victory which can be attributed to the tireless
work of this alliance.