9:35, getting the gear.
The white long box contains the 8m long banner
9:47, waiting for the others to come. The three booklets
contain the 11000 subscriptions we are about to offer to
the ministry of economy
9:50 The police arive...
9:51 Unrolling of the banner. Someone did a great job designing
and printing it!
9:53 The green you see as backgroud of the image on the board
are actually the 11000 names of the signees. (blurred out
slightly so they are unreadable, some signees may not want their
names made too public).
9:54 Only 6 minutes to go, and still a lot of nerds haven't
turned up jet...
10:00 If you don't have to account for delays in trains/traffic
jams, you can plan to arrive just on time.
10:01 Waiting for someone from the ministry.
10:12 Our delegation about to enter the ministry of Economy.
9:17 The discussions behind closed doors have started, for
us the big wait...
11:58 They've been inside now for almost two hours. What is
taking them so long? We are joking that maybe ministry has a
few virus-infected windows-boxes that the ministry wants asked
our delegation to fix...
12:15 After 2 hours inside, they are still alive!
12:18 Well, the gist of the discussion inside was: Brinkhorst,
the minister plans vote in favour of the software patends, but
he sometimes is self-willed, so he may also vote against. If we
want to influence the desicion, the only way we can do so is by
political means; arguments won't help.