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European Parliament To Exclude Free Software With FRAND

http://yro.slashdot.org

The European Parliament is on the verge of adopting a directive reforming standards, reform which would introduce FRAND patent licensing terms, an undefined term which has been seen as a direct attack on the fundamental principles of Free and Open Source software. The Business Software Alliance has been very active trying to get FRAND terms into the directive.

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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FSFE puts facts against BSA's fictions

http://www.fsfe.org

On Friday FSFE sent a letter to the European Commission to support Open Standards and interoperability. In the drawn-out battle to retain at least a weak recommendation for Open Standards in the revised European Interoperability Framework, FSFE has countered a leaked letter by the lobby group Business Software Alliance with its own thorough analysis of the relation between standards and patents.

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FSFE refutes BSA's false claims to European Commission

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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is pressuring the European Commission to remove the last vestiges of support for Open Standards from the latest version of the EU's interoperability recommendations, the European Interoperability Framework. FSFE has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Commission by the BSA last week.

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FSFE refutes BSA's false claims to European Commission

http://www.fsfe.org

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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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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BSA Attacks the Right to Software Freedom in the Czech Republic; Similar Offenses in the UK, Finland

http://techrights.org

The BSA continues to make life a lot harder for Free/libre software; message about the situation in Finland is reproduced

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Novell Should Stop Sponsoring the BSA, Which Lobbies Against Free Software in Vietnam

http://boycottnovell.com

Novell supports the BSA et al, thus harming some of its own interests as an arguably "open source" (or "mixed source") company

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Latest Attack on FOSS Traced Back to BSA

http://boycottnovell.com

Very negative portrayal of Free software is tied to a lobby that's directly tied to Microsoft and also strives to criminalise Free software in the EU

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Patents Roundup: OSI and Patents, Demise of Patents, Microsoft and the BSA

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A quick look at stories that may impact Free software at a lesser technical level

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Is it time to stop using the word 'piracy'?

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"...Some people have highlighted this tension between different uses of the word for a long time. Richard ­Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and a notorious linguistic stickler, has a long list of words he finds troubling (including "free", "creator" and "ecosystem"). He believes that piracy has always been a propaganda term when used by publishers..."

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