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European Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

http://eu.techcrunch.com

The European Commission this morning launched a consultation on key questions regarding the contentious issues of net neutrality and the open Internet. Until 30 September 2010, all interested parties – meaning service and content providers, consumers, businesses and researchers – are invited to respond to the consultation.

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European IT Chief Slams Proprietary Software

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Neelie Kroes is no lightweight when it comes to open v. closed software. She spent six years as Europe's head trust-buster, and in that time, collected billions from proprietary software makers who sought to corner the market with their closed-source wares. When she spoke, big software — and everybody else — listened. In February, Ms.

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Neelie Kroes (EU Commissioner): 'Openness at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda'

http://europa.eu

Exactly two years ago I spoke about interoperability and standards here in Brussels. Here is a brief overview...

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Obama internet 'kill switch' proposed

http://www.smh.com.au

Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US "national asset".

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European Commissioner: "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision"

http://www.h-online.com

Neelie Kroes favours open standards, recognition of industry standards bodies and open source in her role as European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

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Iceland passes "New Media Haven" Law

http://www.indymedia.org.uk

«...The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international "new media haven" in Iceland, with the world's strongest press and whistleblower protection laws, and a "Nobel" prize for Freedom of Expression, has unaminously passed the Icelandic Parliament...»

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Open Public Data are so good that it's hard to start explaining why

http://stop.zona-m.net

I just came back from an international meeting in Madrid on the reuse of Public Sector Information through open digital standards and open licenses. This is a partial report of the most interesting concepts discussed during the day.

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Microsoft is a weak link in national security

http://arstechnica.com

Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods.

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Danish ministry leaves out open source savings in report on police budget

http://www.osor.eu

In a report requested by the parliament on the Police budget, the Danish ministry of Finance has left out recommendations by its consultants to switch to open source, which would result in savings of a 100 million kroner (about 13 million Euro), Danish newspapers report.

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Malta: Open source preferred

http://www.h-online.com

A new directive from the Government of Malta directs government agencies to give preference to the use of open source software. Agencies choosing not to use open source solutions must provide documentation supporting their decision

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Malta's directive to boost uptake of open source

http://www.osor.eu

Malta's public administration wants its institutions to increase their use of open source software. In a directive published early last week, the government says it also wants to share more of its own applications by publishing them using the European Union's open source licence.

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"74 Democrats sold you out to AT&T, Verizon and Comcast"

http://agonist.org

74 Democrats signed a joint letter to the FCC supporting internet throttling by Verizon, ATT and Comcast. Throttling lets carriers slow or block internet traffic. This is a clear attack on net neutrality.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just endorsed net neutrality.

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Open Data: Fantastic, But Not Enough

http://www.computerworlduk.com

It's a fantastic start, but we need the government to mandate open source examples to accompany open data.

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La Quadrature du Net and the FFII (EU) Respond to the European Commission’s Digital Agenda

http://techrights.org

European freedom and rights groups are concerned about the deal Neelie Kroes is getting after lobbyists got involved

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The EU Commission's Digital Agenda Plan

http://www.groklaw.net

The EU Commission has just announced its 5-year plan for IT, which they call its Digital Agenda:The Agenda outlines seven priority areas for action...

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