[A2k] French presidential candidates on Free Software and related issues

Frederic Couchet fcouchet at april.org
Fri Apr 20 12:24:16 PDT 2012

Dear all,

The 1st round of the 2012 French presidential election will take place
on Sunday. As in 2007, April sent out detailed questions to the
presidential candidates, asking them for their positions on Free
Software and related issues (DRM, patents, ACTA...). We received 6
answers including the major candidates.

April published an analysis and a press release :

« 48 hours before the first round of the presidential election, April
would like to thank the candidates who answered its questionnaire
Candidats.fr. The organization prides itself on the continuance of this
initiative, which demonstrates its relevance in lights of the responses
received . Although April is glad for the in-depth responses that deal
with issues regarding Free Software and related issues, April is deeply
concerned that some of the responses are problematic for Free
Software. Software patents, DRMs and the DADVSI law indeed seem to have
invited themselves in the presidential campaign where they are trying to
gain some legitimacy »

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