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FSFE in Samba case: Microsoft's defiance backfired

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Luxembourg, May 25 - FSFE played a key role at a Microsoft hearing before the European Union's General Court on Tuesday, helping explain the intricacies of Free Software servers.

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Google: good or evil?

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It's been a difficult week for Google, which has been at the centre of antitrust investigations and a controversial Italian court case. Is the search giant's halo slipping, or does the 'Don't be evil' mantra still hold true?

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Does the Windows ballot screen for choosing a browser represent meaningful progress in Europe?

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Thanks to the European Commission's antitrust like activities, European citizens will soon be presented with a ballot choice between twelve browsers when first using a newly purchased computer preloaded with the Microsoft Windows operating system. But is this really progress?

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Novell's Reply in Support of its Motion for SJ in WordPerfect antitrust litigation

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Novell has filed its Reply [PDF] in support of its Motion for Summary Judgment in Novell v. Microsoft, the antitrust litigation in Maryland regarding WordPerfect. Technically, it's Novell's Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Microsoft's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Here's that Cross Motion and here's Microsoft's Opposition [PDF] to Novell's motion.

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Microsoft Settles EU Antitrust Case Over Web Browser

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Microsoft Corp. ended more than a decade of antitrust disputes with the European Union by giving consumers a choice among Web browsers.

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EU set to accept Microsoft browser offer: sources

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EU antitrust regulators are set to accept next week an amended offer by Microsoft that would allow PC users in Europe to choose other web browsers, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday.

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The 158 Exhibits Attached to Novell's Response to MS's Cross Motion for SJ in Antitrust Suit

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And now, as promised and thanks to your donations, we have the 158 exhibits, attached to Novell's response [PDF] to Microsoft's cross motion for summary judgment in the WordPerfect antitrust litigation. This is the other side of that story.

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Open source as an antitrust strategy

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The day open source became big business is the day that open-source development exploded. Yes, open source predates the moneyed interests hankering to use it to competitive advantage, but it really wasn't until IBM dropped $1 billion on Linux that companies began paying employees to write free software.

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Microsoft antitrust case: FSFE offers analysis to European Commission

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The Free Software Foundation Europe has analysed the most important elements that a settlement should contain to allow real competition in the European software market. It has summarised those key points in a letter sent to Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

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FSFE to EC: Don’t waste an opportunity with a hasty deal

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High Noon in Brussels: At the end of her term, competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes is wrapping up two open cases against Microsoft. The company offered to settle in July 2009. FSFE is concerned that a quick settlement could deprive Europeans of competition and innovation in a software market based on open standards, in particular where Free Software is concerned.

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Let's keep eye on the ball

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Really soon the European Commission will finalize a settlement with Microsoft, possibly closing two big antitrust issues: the tying of the browser with Microsoft Windows and the withholding of interoperability information.

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EU browser case: FSFE says details of settlement will be crucial

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Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) congratulates the European Commission on its firm stance in the antitrust investigation against Microsoft, which has led the company to offer a settlement. For any such settlement, getting the details right will be crucial for competition and innovation in the web browser market.

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Mono and (Anti)Trust

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Mono suffers from an issue of trust - one must trust Microsoft just like TomTom trusted them

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MS vs EU: Microsoft does not control Windows anymore

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I was quite surprised when I learned that some peoples at JCXP wanted to boycott the opera browser because of the EU actions against Microsoft regarding the bundling of IE 8. The problem is that their main argument would be valid in the US, but absolutely not in the EU.

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ECIS: What's Wrong with Microsoft's Browser Self-Remedy - Case to Continue

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ECIS, accepted as an intervenor in the European Commission's Microsoft browser antitrust case, has now released a statement [PDF] explaining all that it feels isn't enough about Microsoft's self-remedy. It's titled, Too Little, Too Late, and it says that while the remedy might have been appropriate in 1997, now that there have been "decades of abuse" further action is needed.

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