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‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal

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Another look at a bad EU deal; software patents revisited; Microsoft's copyright violations remembered

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EU Commission Plans to Allow Patent Imperialism, Authorises MS’s Attack on FOSS

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The EU Commission wants Michel Barnier to make the Community patent a reality ("community" being a euphemism that would fascinate even Orwell)

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EU Set to Approve Oracle-Sun Dea

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European regulators have given Oracle the tentative green light in its long-delayed merger with Sun Microsystems now that Oracle has assuaged concerns about the stewardship of the open source MySQL database.

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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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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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Oracle commits: MySQL will have a future

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In order to appease European regulators, Oracle has made a number of commitments to the future of MySQL. According to a statement overnight (Australian time), Oracle has made a number of public commitments regarding MySQL in order to ease the concerns of European Union regulators investigating the proposed Oracle – Sun merger.

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"Non-commercial" is NOT Free Software. Microsoft understands this

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Free Software Foundation Europe congratulates the European Commission on pushing Microsoft to give users greater choice between different browsers. "The selection screen will make users aware that they can make their own choices," says Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President. "We are glad that FSFE has helped the Commission to put limits to Microsoft's desktop monopoly."

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Monty Program AB's Suggestion to EU Commission to Get Rid of the GPL on MySQL

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I will now share with you a small section of the Monty Program AB's submission to the EU Commission, including its suggestion to replace the GPL with a more proprietary-friendly license, specifically the Apache license.

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Microsoft Gets Its Way in the European Commission

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The Microsoft-stuffed European Commission is caving in to Microsoft and the threat of software patents in Europe grows

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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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Eben Moglen to European Commission: Have Faith in the GPLv2

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Another voice heard on the European Commission's objection to Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. This time, Eben Moglen has weighed in with an analysis of the objections related to the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). Moglen disagrees with the commission, and says that the GPLv2 is sufficient to protect the MySQL community apart from Oracle.

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Patent Tax and Microsoft Tax in Europe: An Update

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A look at the Gemstar case, ACTA-EU leak, Microsoft's second "TV tax", and an older video reedited

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Estonia's Open Source Shame

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Last week I wrote about the curious case of Mr Kallas, vice president of the European Commission. He seemed to have problems with the word “open”, imagining that this meant “unprotected”, judging by his comment

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Senators Nudge EU On Sun

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The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle has become an ongoing saga, one that is reportedly seeing Sun hemorrhage cash at an alarming rate. The company's troubles have now found their way to the hallowed halls of Congress, where a majority of the U.S. Senate has entered the fray.

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EU extends review of Oracle plan to buy Sun

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European regulators extended their review of Oracle Corp's (ORCL.O) proposed $7-billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O), giving the software maker more time to address anti-competitive concerns.

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