[Battlemesh] Open letter from European CNs to EU policy-makers

panayotis antoniadis panayotis at nethood.org
Mon Mar 13 11:20:26 CET 2017

Dear all,

There are people that have started working on translations of
the open letter in Portuguese (final), French, Spanish, Greek, and
hopefully more, collected all here:

Please feel free to contribute!

And keep in mind that the final deadline for signatures from CNs and
supporting organizations is on March 15th.

In the mean time we are working on a template press release, which
could be also translated and adapted for those of you willing to 
it along with the letter (something we'll ask of all signatories), here: 



On 09.03.2017 10:33, Félix Tréguer wrote:
> The text (https://lqdn.co-ment.com/text/Rl42W44XAc6/view/) is now frozen
> and the deadline for signatures has been pushed back to March 15th.
> Please send your signatures to advocacy at netcommons.eu by then.
> FYI, in the past days, we've received backing from EFF, EDRi and Article
> 19 as supporting organizations. But we're still missing many European
> community networks...
> Cheers,
> Félix
> On 06/03/17 20:07, Félix Tréguer wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Just a reminder that the deadline for commenting and signing the open
>> letter is Wednesday 8th. We might extend the deadline for signature
>> until next week but, the text will be frozen from Wednesday on.
>> 	https://lqdn.co-ment.com/text/Rl42W44XAc6/view/
>> Many organizations that I'm pretty sure would like to sign the letter
>> are missing, including numerous community networks. So please don't
>> hesitate to share the link with people would might be interested. Having
>> many signatories is a must to ensure that the letter will have some
>> traction in ongoing discussion on telecom policy in Brussels.
>> Let me know if you have any pressing question.
>> Thanks,
>> Félix
>> On 27/02/17 19:39, Félix Tréguer wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I just join the ML. To awnser Benjamin's question:
>>> The ITRE committee is the lead committee for the file, with the main
>>> rapporteur being the (infamous) Pilar Del Castillo (EPP).
>>> LQDN maintains a wiki page on the telecoms package. The deadline for
>>> amendment in ITRE is scheduled for late-March.
>>> https://wiki.laquadrature.net/Paquet_Telecom_2017/en
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Félix
>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Monic Meisel <monic at monic.de> wrote:
>>>> Aha, ok … I hope this does not stop you from contributing?
>>> "Proposals for amendments reflecting the recommendations of this open
>>> letter, to be sent to key members of the EU Parliament before the
>>> first crucial vote on the Telecoms Package in late April."
>>> Is it passed committee stage yet? If not, which committee(s) are
>>> responsible?
>>> --
>>> Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
>>> FFII Brussels - +32-484-566109 - +32-2-3500762
>>> "In July 2005, after several failed attempts to legalise software
>>> patents in Europe, the patent establishment changed its strategy.
>>> Instead of explicitly seeking to sanction the patentability of
>>> software, they are now seeking to create a central European patent
>>> court, which would establish and enforce patentability rules in their
>>> favor, without any possibility of correction by competing courts or
>>> democratically elected legislators."
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