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Guidelines for action on the CRA
1. Contact your MEPs in the ITRE commission
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The list of members is available at the link below. Click on the name of the
MEP to get the details. E-mail is possibly preferrable.
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/itre/home/members
Contact the MEPs elected in your member state, use the local language. Don't
write too long, a couple of paragraphs should suffice. General items to refer:
- The RCA uses concepts alien to the software community, difficult to
interpret.
- Bluntly assigning liability to open source contributors will freeze software
development.
- 100 000 direct jobs at risk, possibly tens of thousands of SMEs.
- You are concerned with your job security and/or the survival of the
institution you work for.
- The Act has good premises and you support it, but it should not harm the
Europen open source ecossistem.
You can also point the collection of reactions gathered by OSI:
https://blog.opensource.org/the-ultimate-list-of-reactions-to-the-cyber-resilience-act/
2. Raise awereness among other communities
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Raise awereness and motivate others to react. Make the problem known among
associations or movements you may be part of:
- political parties
- trade unions
- professional associations
- NGOs that use open source
3. Get the problem to media
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If you happen to be a blogger, vlogger or podcaster, bring the topic up, raise
awereness and inspire others to act.
Contact your favourite content creators: podcast, TV show, newspaper, etc. Let
them know the issue exists and deserves coverage. Besides the realm of IT, the
CRA is also relevant for content creators in the field of Economy/Business.
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