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Microsoft Appeals €899M Fine

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

Microsoft is seeking clarity about its most recent fine. What's not clear about dollars and cents? The exchange rate?

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Galileo: ESA's most advanced navigation satellite launched tonight

http://www.esa.int

Should global navigation satellite systems be in public domain like Internet? I hope Galileo data & services will be available for the free software community!!

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Microsoft may be barred from EU public procurement procedure

http://arstechnica.com

The undeclared war between the Microsoft and the European Union has been relatively quiet for the past few months; we haven't heard much from either party since the EU fined Microsoft $1.36 billion. The scarcely settled cauldron between the two organizations, however, is about to receive a good stirring, due to the actions of EU Parliment representative and Green Party member, Heide Rühle.

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Microsoft is on the Ropes in Europe

http://boycottnovell.com

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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Microsoft being investigated

http://www.pcworld.com

EU initiates investigation against Microsoft's corruption of ISO...

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EU investigation into Open XML vote still ongoing

http://www.news.com

European antitrust regulators are investigating whether Microsoft abused its desktop software market dominance in its effort to standardize the Office Open XML file formats.

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EU pumps €10m into open source privacy management

http://www.techworld.com

The European Union is contributing 10 million euro (around £8 million) in sponsorship to a project called PrimeLife, which aims to develop open source tools for personal privacy management and protection, and get the community at large to adopt them.

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President of EU Academy for Standardisation criticizes OOXML, says duplicative standards conflict with WTO rules

http://www.groklaw.net

Here's a story I wasn't expecting, but some of you more familiar with WTO rules perhaps were, a story that the president of the European Academy for Standardisation, Tineke Egyedi, is critical of OOXML being made a standard when ODF exists already, and she believes duplicative standards conflict with WTO rules:

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Open Source for Sovereignty

http://blogs.sun.com

It's not just European government that's opting for open source. Today the NSA (the super-secret spy agency in the US) have announced they are joining in with OpenSolaris. Barton has an interview that explores this more. I think we'll see more and more government engagement as the adoption-led market takes hold.

Using Free software from open source communities makes perfect sense for governments, and not just for the obvious reasons of up-front savings on license fees.

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EU: European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

http://ec.europa.eu

In a document published last week, the EC states among others that the Commission will prefer Open Source software for its new IT projects: "For all new development, where deployment and usage is foreseen by parties outside of the Commission Infrastructure, Open Source Software will be the preferred development and deployment platform."

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Responding to the EU on DRM

http://blogs.sun.com

In response to a request from the European Union concerning DRM and interoperability, Sun has submitted a lengthy written response.

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EU to consider buying open-source software

http://www.iht.com

The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Why Microsoft's New EU Fine is Just Fine

http://www.linuxjournal.com

News that Microsoft is to be hit with yet another fine from the European Union has naturally attracted plenty of attention, but it has also raised the old questions of whether such interventions by governments are justified or even do any good.

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Microsoft, interoperability, and mistrust

http://www.fsdaily.com

Everybody's talking about Microsoft - the hot topics are interoperability, exclusion, standards, and the doubts of a Red Had and the European Union about their alleged about-turn.

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Microsoft, interoperability, and mistrust

Everybody's talking about Microsoft - the hot topics are interoperability, exclusion, standards, and the doubts of Red Had and the European Union about their alleged about-turn.

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