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The MySQL question - free or free-market?

http://www.h-online.com

Is MySQL free in a free-market? With the European Commission's ongoing investigation, a debate over what makes free software free has emerged, ironically, centred on how money is made from free software.

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Oracle: European Commission Fails to Grasp Open Source

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Oracle claims that the European Commission's public policy against Oracle's takeover of MySQL runs counter to open source freedom and the growing database market.

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Deal to Buy Sun Meets Opposition From EU

http://online.wsj.com

European antitrust authorities formally objected to Oracle Corp.'s proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc., complicating a $7.4 billion deal that U.S. officials had already blessed.

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MS Has Lobbyists & Cronies Around EU Commission, Working to Shatter MySQL & Defend IE

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Courtois infiltrates another area where there is a potentially-forbidden conflict of interests and Microsoft deceives the EU Commission

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Microsoft antitrust case: FSFE offers analysis to European Commission

http://fsfe.org

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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EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

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Mozilla Complains About Microsoft’s Continued Discrimination Against Rival Web Browsers

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Microsoft's abuses still lack reactionary regulation

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

http://fsfe.org

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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From Russia with Linux

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

I came across two seemingly unrelated reports, one from the Register, stating that Microsoft will offer a choice of browsers in the EU version of Windows 7 and one from FAS Russia, which began proceedings in a case against several major hardware manufacturers. If this is the shape of things to come, it could mean the OS landscape is about to change.

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How Microsoft Daemonises the EU Commission and Advertises Vista 7, with the MSBBC’s Help

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The BBC practically advertises Vista 7 at the expense of TV licensees; BBC reporter also spins for Microsoft and against the European Commission.

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

http://www.groklaw.net

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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EU commission takes another shot at software patents

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"After their failure to introduce software patents in Europe directly through two directives, then through the community patent and then finally through the «European Patent Litigation Agreement» (EPLA), the European Commission has come up with a new way to legalize software patents: the «United Patent Litigation System» (UPLS)..."

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Open source shrugs at EU liability plans

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.

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Microsoft Office Crimes and Offenses Against Standards

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THE latest Microsoft Office crime happens to have earned Microsoft a conviction, unlike so many OOXML crimes that the European Commission has not yet addressed. Justice is slow, but sometimes it eventually arrives. There continues to be a lot of coverage of this all over the Web. The coverage which comes from ITWire calls it "price-fixing" and "collusion".

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Red Hat, Microsoft, EU Lobbyists, and Software Patents

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A roundup summarising important developments pertaining to software patents. A LOT has happened since the last post regarding software patents. Here are some reports and developments to be aware of.

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