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Judge Uwe Scharen is Validating Software Patents in Germany

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Disturbing developments in Europe following heavy lobbying from Microsoft and its front groups

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ODF is Winning in Europe; ‘Microsoft Press’ Spreads ODF FUD as OpenOffice.org Passes to Oracle

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Victories for ODF, especially in Denmark; other developments that bring about better ODF support, still facing the usual FUD from Redmond

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Europe to Begin Digital Privacy Overhaul

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A top European official has announced plans to begin a major overhaul of European Union privacy laws, saying that the existing framework has failed to keep pace with technological innovation.

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EU Approves $7.4 Billion Deal Between Oracle And Sun

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It’s official: the European Commission has granted regulatory approval for Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems for approximately $7.4 billion, without further conditions.

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How Patent Trolls Harm FOSS and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger

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Europe not only accommodates patent trolls (even in Belgium) but it also intends to make them more potent thanks to legislation that the Parliament in Brussels in discussing

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Microsoft Tries to Pollute Standards with Software Patents Where It is Illegal

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In both Europe and in India, Microsoft is trying to exclude Free software with patent tax inside basic interoperability information

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Petition to stop software patents in Europe

http://petition.stopsoftwarepatents.eu

Our petition aims to unify the voices of concerned Europeans, associations and companies, and calls on our politicians in Europe to stop patents on software with legislative clarifications. The patent system is misused to restrain competition for the economical benefit of a few but fails to promote innovation. A software market environment is better off with no patents on software at all.

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Paul Rübig on ACTA

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A European parliament member explains rather poorly his reasons for suffocating the market

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European Commission Unable to Defend Free Software from Microsoft Patent Racket

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The European Commission is either unwilling or unable to understand how Microsoft uses software patents against Free software, even in Europe where such patents are illegal

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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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European Commission drops Microsoft antitrust browser charges

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The European Commission - Directorate for Competition has officially dropped its antitrust charges against Microsoft, after Microsoft agreed to provide users of its Windows operating system a choice of web browsers. Under the new deal, Microsoft will avoid future E.C. fines and, from March, consumers will have a choice of up to twelve other 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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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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ACTA is on Europe’s Agenda (Next Monday) as Patent Devils Lurk

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Attempts to exorcise software patents are met with resistance through secret trade agreements like ACTA

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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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