The Economic Majority
(against software patents) webstite now has more than 1500 supporters which
is already a fair number, but could use even more support before the
software patents directive get voted by the European Parliament next
week.



There are also many more
testimonies
than last time I checked.



Unfortunately, some MEPs, like Mr Edward McMillan-Scott
(brittish, conservative, vice-president of the Parliament) don't seem to get
it, and still believe that software patents will protect the small business
against the big corporations (they don't seem to have read a single line of
all the economic litterature that has been written on the subject, and
certainly not listened to the real entrepreneurs out there).