2008-09-10.mjr.1: Statement supporting the World Day Against Software Patents

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of September 17, 2008.

WHEREAS

  1. we aim to aid, assist, cooperate, co-sponsor and otherwise engage in concerted action with private, educational and governmental organizations and associations on all issues and matters concerning the use of computers and computer software and generally; [by-laws]

  2. we are opposed to the existence of software patents and support the work of the League for Programming Freedom; [1998-11-16.iwj.2]

  3. a global coalition of more than 80 software companies, associations and developers has declared the 24th of September to be the "World Day Against Software Patents"; http://stopsoftwarepatents.org

SPI RESOLVES

  1. to support the World Day Against Software Patents in general, including signing the petition, issuing a news release and board members making such comments to reporters as they feel appropriate;

  2. to inform its members about opportunities to take part in events against software patents around this time.