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Le journal du Libre

Tim Berners-Lee à Bruxelles ce 17 septembre

jeudi 11 septembre 2003

Interviendront également des signataires de la pétition des chercheurs
et de la pétition des économistes contre les brevets logiciels, le directeur
du bureau européens des unions de consommateurs, et un chef d’entreprise
européenne innovante dans le domaine du logiciel.

From : Henrion Benjamin

Subject : Press Conference SOFTWARE PATENTS : THE CHOICE IS YOURS

Press Conference SOFTWARE PATENTS : THE CHOICE IS YOURS

Wednesday 17 September 16.00 -18.30

European Parliament Brussels Room PHS 5B001

- 15.00 Press conference in briefing room

- 16:00 Introduction by Daniel Cohn-Bendit MEP Chair of the Green/Efa
Group in EP

- 16:10 Presentation of the petition of the scientists : Dr. Alan
Mycroft, Cambridge* (http://www.math.chalmers.se/~bengt/petition.pdf)

- 16:30 Presentation of the letter of the economists : Dr. Luc Soete,
Founder of Merit (Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation
and Technology
(http://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/technologie/0,39020809,39116150,00.htm)

- 16:45 European consumer’s point of view : Jim Murray, Director of the BEUC

- 17:00 Tim Berners-Lee, Director World Wide Web Consortium, founder of
the www online statement, debate and chat (videoconference)*

- 17:30 Administration that switched to open source software (Germany)
Jens M Clhaus Member City Council city of Munich

- 17:45 CEO of European SMEs testimony about software patents :
Hakon Wium Lie, CEO of OPERA (web browser Opera, used on all platforms,
also used on cell-phones and PDAs for eg. Motorola) www.opera.com

- 18:00 Debate

- 18:30 Conclusion

*Translation is available in all official EU languages

Participation is free however it is necessary to register by Monday
15.09.03 by email with lvandewalle@europarl.eu.int in order to get an
access badge to EP