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EU data protection authority confirms privacy threat in "Telecoms Package"

http://www.laquadrature.net

"Paris, January 19th. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) released his opinion on the current state of the Telecoms Package. His views on the ePrivacy directive confirms La Quadrature's analysis: If nothing is done, article 6.6(a) will allow any company to collect and process traffic data from any Internet user, for an undetermined period of time.

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Why European Commission misses the point of Free Society: Opera always irrelevant on GNU systems

http://www.opera.com

"Following its investigation of Opera Software ASA’s antitrust complaint, the European Commission confirmed today that it sent Microsoft a Statement of Objections yesterday, accusing it of illegally tying Internet Explorer to the Windows PC operating system..."

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Linux Defenders: Obeying — Not Challenging — a Broken System

http://boycottnovell.com

Why "Linux Defenders" is not the solution; Microsoft's lobbying arms expand coverage in the EU and what can be done to properly address this

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EU Commission re ACTA: STFU

http://boycottnovell.com

The European Commission comments about the ACTA whilst things continue to escalate

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FSFE to make legal consolidation tool available in 10 languages

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

"The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) announced today that it plans to make the Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA) available ten languages. The selected languages are English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Serbian, Polish, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese..."

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Updates from the Free Software Foundation Europe

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com

"My name is Shane Coughlan and and I work for Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with offices in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Sweden. You may remember me from my last FSFE update on this blog on the Freedom Task Force, which is the FSFE's legal training project which I coordinate.

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Patent Office on Strike

http://www.expatica.com

RMS: « Staff at the European Patent Office went on strike accusing the organization of corruption: specifically, stretching the standards for patents in order to make more money.

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European Parliament plays with fundamental rights of Internet users

http://www.odebi.org

"Numerous amendments tabled for the Telecom Package will be examined by the European Parliament this 24 September. The number of amendments, the complexity of the texts, and the fact that some of those amendments have not been published harms the european democratic debate..."

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Telecoms Package : the spectre of the graduated response hangs over Europe

http://www.laquadrature.net

"MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and Council have discussed yesterday in plenary session, in Brussels, the reform of European law on electronic communications [...] The EDPS, as an independent EU authority in charge of personal data protection, considers that these amendments are an open invitation to a 'mass surveillance of Internet users' and to "lay the foundations" of the grad

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Microsoft corrupts the ISO

http://it.slashdot.org

RMS: « Microsoft consummated its corruption of the International Standards Organization, which dismissed an appeal by several countries against the approval of OOXML.

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The dark side of the EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk

RMS: «The evil aspect of the EU is revealed by a plan to merge surveillance with the US...»

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Bruce Perens: Don’t Trust Microsoft on ODF; Europe to Crack Down on Microsoft Lobbying

http://boycottnovell.com

Yesterday we wrote about Microsoft’s attempt to ‘consume’ ODF. Joining the skepticism now is the man behind the open source definition and a vocal critic of Novell’s deal with Microsoft. Bruce Perens does not trust Microsoft, either. He explains why.

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Document Formats Roundup: ODF Gets the Upper Hand

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Increasing levels of evidence that ODF gives Microsoft a run for the money, a run from the law (and a runaway from EU fines).

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Software Patents in Europe and Microsoft’s Huge Lobbying Budget as of Late

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's lobbying levels seems to be rising as attempts to contaminate the EU with mathenmatical patents trigger some alarms

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Petition for Open Standards in European Parliament

http://www.openparliament.eu

The signatories of this petition, representing a Community for Freedom of Choice and Market in the European Union, draw the attention of the Members of the European Parliament to the current situation where the institution’s ICT systems are locked into the products of one vendor, warns about the implications of this for participative democracy and for fair competition, and calls for action to promote Open Standards and Interoperability.

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