Thursday, 15 April 2004 at 09:00 AM in Bruxelles/Brussel
A conference with Linux Users Groups
European Parliament - Spinelli building
Petra Kelly Room (ASP 01G2)
The Greens in the European Parliament invite representatives of Linux Users Groups of the 25 Member States of the European Union to a meeting in Brussels with a view to enhance the networking among the free software community in Europe in order to prepare the second reading on the software patents directive (in particular with the New Member states), to inform within the EP about what free software is, how it works and which ideas lie behind.
This conference takes place the day after the conference and demonstration against swpats organised by FFII and Eurolinux in Brussels.
Info : Laurence Vandewalle - email@example.com
PROGRAMME OF THE MEETING
Chair: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, MEP
9:00-11:00 25 G/LUGs for a Free Europe
Gathering European GNU/Linux Users Groups and associations for the promotion of free software : BxLUG - Belgium, RWO - Plug - Poland, Vrijschrift - The Netherlands, LiLux - Luxemburg, FFS Software - Austria, APRIL - HNS-info.net - France, GUUG - Germany, SSLUG - Sweden&Denmark, LUGOS - Slovenia, Debian - Latvia, AKL - Lithuania, LugRoma - Italy, Greece, Cyprus,...
11:00-12:30 Linux Install Party for MEps with Monica Frassoni Dany Cohn-Bendit, Hiltrud Breyer, Bart Staes, H�l�ne Flautre ... organized by BxLug
15:00 PANEL I: FAIR USE / COPIE PRIV�E
16:00 PANEL II : FREE/OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
17:00 PANEL III : FREE AS IN FREEDOM
17:30 Alan Cox, www.linux.org.uk co-signatory of the letter sent by Linus Torvalds to the President of EP against software patents(UK)
This event takes place the day after the conference and demonstration against swpats organised by FFII and Eurolinux in Brussels.