An anonymous reader writes: The FFII, famous for fighting the 2005 CII (software patent) directive seems to be in crisis. The president, Mr Pieter Hintjens, has stepped down and the board seems split, with the treasurer and founder of the FFII, Mr Hartmut Pilch, calling for the resignation of the new president, Mr Alberto Barrionuevo. Previously, another board member also resigned. The FFII's finances are 'currently under scrutiny by the tax office' as far back as 2003. Could this be the start of the end of grass roots activism against software patents in Europe?