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Who to Blame for Germany’s Dangerous Decision Regarding Software Patents

http://techrights.org

Microsoft, Nokia, IBM, GE, Siemens, SAP, Philips and several other massive companies are largely responsible for Europe's trouble with monopolies on algorithms

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Advocates of FOSS and Open Standards Do Not Welcome EU ICT Plan (Digital Agenda)

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The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) mischaracterises the response of Free/Open Source groups to Neelie Kroes and the Digital Agenda; we attempt to set the record straight

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Open Standards Out of EU Digital Agenda; EBoA Does Not Stop Software Patents in Europe

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Europe's policy-making process is serving the hands of multinationals or monopolies with vested interests in lock-in and reduced competition; new patent lawsuits against Apple

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Patents Shred Europe’s Democracy to Pieces

http://techrights.org

New developments in Europe and in India show not only that software patents are being pushed into Europe but that people are also left to die with TRIPS (Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights)

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If Australia censors the web, what will the others do?

http://www.smh.com.au

Censorship of the web is a growing problem around the world. According to the independent Open Net Initiative, the number of governments that censor has grown from about four in 2002 to over 40 today.

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Australian Tax Office May Dump Novell

http://techrights.org

NSW tax office is looking for a GroupWise replacement .

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‘IP’ People Want to Add Software Patents to New Zealand and Europe

http://techrights.org

Another update from New Zealand and interesting developments from Europe, where Spain stands in Michel Barnier's way

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Linux Under The Spotlight As We Prepare For A Chaos Bound National Elections

http://www.junauza.com

I saw this photo from the front page of the Philippines' leading newspaper:The photo caption reads: "A Smartmatic worker inserts one of 76,000 CF cards recalled for glitches and formatted in its warehouse in Laguna." He is clearly using Ubuntu Linux

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Cyberattacks: Washington is hyping the threat to justify regulating the Internet

http://www.csmonitor.com

Networks have been under attack -- and successfully handled by operators -- as long as they’ve been around. Be wary of calls for more government supervision of the Internet.

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Kiwi 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Bill Receives Unanimous Support

http://torrentfreak.com

The Copyright (Infringement File Sharing) Amendment Bill, which allows for large fines and six month Internet suspensions, has just received its first reading in Parliament, to unanimous support.

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A New Law Could Change the Way You Build Database Applications

http://www.sqlmag.com

Massachusetts recently passed a sweeping new data security law that will have a profound impact on the way the United States, and perhaps the rest of the world, manages and develops data-centric applications. Oddly, most people in the business don't seem to know about it.

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Final Version of Procurement and Open Source Software Guideline Published

http://www.osor.eu

The final version of the Procurement and Open Source Software Guideline has been published on OSOR.eu. The study, commissioned by the European Commission as part of the "Dissemination of good practice in Open Source Software (GPOSS)" measure under the IDABC programme, gives guidelines for public administration on how and why publicly acquire open source software.

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WhiteHouse.gov open sources custom Drupal code

http://www.h-online.com

During a keynote speech at this year's DrupalCon in San Francisco, David Cole, a Senior Advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, announced that the US Presidential web site developers are contributing some of their custom code to the Drupal project

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Obama open sources custom White House code

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Dave Cole, a senior advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, announced the code release this afternoon during a keynote at the DrupalCon trade show in downtown San Francisco.

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Created by oldfart 4 years 17 weeks ago
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The Digital Economy bill

http://news.bbc.co.uk

The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed into law during the wash-up period, which sees outstanding legislation rushed through before a general election.

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