I’ve had further contact with William Newton Dunn reguarding software patents and it appears that this man is not for turning.

Because I am for freedom - the choice - for you - whether to patent or not. And because successful SMEs told me that when they seek money for expansion the first question asked by bankers or other financiers is "Have you got anty patents ?" I want to help SMEs gorw bigger. Bill Newton Dunn

The software patents issue is really heating up now, I’ve had the FFII contact me reguarding the issue and messages forwarded onto different mailing lists. The vote isn’t far away..