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2286 public websites advertise non-free software

http://www.fsfe.org

During Free Software Foundation Europe's pdfreaders.org campaign, Free Software activists from 41 countries have reported 2286 public sector institutions which advertise non-free PDF readers on their websites. FSFE will now contact these institutions, trying to get as many advertisements for non-free PDF readers as possible removed before the end of the year.

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FSFE refutes BSA's false claims to European Commission

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FSFE has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Commission by the BSA last week. In the following paragraphs they analyse the BSA's arguments and explain why their claims are false, and why Open Standards are key to interoperability and competition in the European software market.

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Wikileaks publishes documents on plan to curb free software in the European Union

http://blog.javier-carrete.com

This file shows that Jonathan Zuck, president of Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) –an organization with close ties to Microsoft–[...] had influenced the change of working documents of the European Union.

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UK Adopts Open Government License for everything: Why it’s good and what it means

http://eaves.ca

In almost every aspect the license, the UK government will manage its “intellectual property” by setting the default to be open and free.

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Open Government Licence enables re-use of information

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

The UK Open Government Licence is a key element of the Government's commitment to greater transparency. It provides a single set of terms and conditions for anyone wishing to use or license government information and removes some of the existing barriers to re-use.

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Estonian Government publishes open source policy

http://www.h-online.com

Estonia plans to recommend use of the EUPL for code developed or funded by Estonian public administrations and plans to create a software forge for this software.

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Stop unfair advertising - get your government to promote free PDF readers!

http://fsfe.org

The Free Software Foundation Europe calls on all Europeans to seek out advertisements for proprietary PDF readers on their government's websites, and report them. In addition, FSFE has prepared a petition demanding an end to such advertising practices, and encourages the public to sign it.

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More Than 60 Schools in Kaohsiung City Signed the Software Freedom Manifesto

http://blog.ofset.org

Principals from more than 60 elementary, junior high, and senior high schools of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, signed a "Software Freedom Manifesto" at the invitation of the city's Education Bureau on Sep 9 Thursday morning in a press conference.

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Mark Ballard Shows Why British Government Must Move to ODF as Doorway to Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Calls from within the United Kingdom to facilitate a promised migration to Free software, via international standards such as ODF

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ACTA Action: Call on Obama to end the secrecy, reject the treaty

http://www.fsf.org

The US government still hasn't gotten the message. President Obama and his administration are blocking release of the full text of ACTA. They don't want the public to know what the negotiators are up to, because they know we wouldn't stand for it.

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Only one day left to influence the EURO 2012 qualification games

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Do you like football? Well you do not have to, to participate at the EURO 2012. Guido Arnold announced a parallel tournament for the European football championship 2012. The criteria: Free Software usage in the public administration. The rules are relatively simple, you can read them in Guido's blog. Tomorrow evening there will be 22 matches. Enough time for you to influence the them.

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The UK Switches to Drupal and Releases Source Code

http://www.acrossad.org

In the United States, the White House has led the march towards open source and free software by switching the http://www.whitehouse.gov/ website to the Drupal content management system. The government of the United Kingdom has decided to follow their lead.

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U.S. Representatives Urge Net Neutrality

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"...A group of Representatives from the U.S. Congress have sent the FCC a letter to keep the pressure on for net neutrality. Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Jay Inslee (D-WA), all of whom are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent FCC chair Julius Genachowski the letter..."

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French MEP released a draft bill on Net Neutrality

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Socialist French MEP Christian Paul released a draft bill on Net Neutrality. Public Comment Welcome on {{fr}} co-ment Lite Website...

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Are citizens really ready for Open Data and Open Government?

http://stop.zona-m.net

Some people seem to think that using only Open Source software and Open Standards for data in Public Administration is, if not sufficient, a big part of realizing Open Government. Personally, I am not so sure, and I also wonder if many non-geek citizens are really ready for Open Data and Open Government. Here is a summary of a talk I just gave on this topic. What do you think?

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