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

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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

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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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The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem

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The EU Commission and Microsoft have settled the browser choice issue, and the Commission will continue to monitor interoperability issues, with Microsoft posting a new and "improved" set of documents today about interoperability.

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Why Aren't Mozilla and Opera Vocal About Microsoft's EU Settlement Offer?

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Opponents of that proposal, including Mozilla and Opera, have criticized the fact that the ballot screen is found within Internet Explorer, which is still bundled with Windows, and the fact that any alternative browser must be downloaded, which many users will be too lazy to do. So why are Mozilla and Opera being so reticent in the wake of the European announcement?

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European Commission Still Protects Microsoft Lobbyists

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The European Commission insists on not talking about or revealing the influence of Microsoft's panel provocateurs

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Microsoft Wins Free Software-Hostile Deal in Europe, Its Front Group ACT Pleased

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By pushing law-enforcing action to the end of term, Microsoft has successfully bamboozled the Commission

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MS Signs Another Potentially Illegal Deal with the UK Government, EU Commission Asleep at the Wheel

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Watchdogs do not pay attention as yet another deal gets signed for Microsoft to inherit the public sector

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Intel, Antitrust, and the EU Commission: AMD Told the Truth

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This isn't a good time for monopolies to bully the market. I wonder how Microsoft is feeling today, now that Intel has been told to stop its anticompetitive rebates programs? From the EU Commission's press release: Intel awarded major computer manufacturers rebates on condition that they purchased all or almost all of their supplies, at least in certain defined segments, from Intel...

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It’s Unofficial: Microsoft Pays ASUS (Kickbacks) to Block GNU/Linux. Will EU Commission Step in?

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"Microsoft is actually paying for using Windows [...] Asus speaker confirmed this in Germany," says an informant

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Microsoft is on the Ropes in Europe

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A few days ago we wrote about European nations that rejected OOXML. We later showed how Microsoft/CompTIA lobbyist Jan van den Beld made implicit threats against governments that ‘dare’ to refuse and ignore OOXML.

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Let's Make a Deal - The MS-EU Settlement

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Here's the press relase from the EU Commission announcing a settlement with Microsoft. As you will see, it's some good, some bad. The patent part is terrible. Worse than terrible. They are not blocked from offering patent deals, only constrained as to how much to charge for a license, which is not and never was the issue. So they'll beef up those initiatives, I'm sure.

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