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Students line up for new free software master at open universities

http://www.osor.eu

Two of Europe's open universities, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, are about to start the first courses of what will become a Master programme on free and open source software and open standards.

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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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European governments help increase ODF interoperability

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Representatives from three European member states, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, took part in the second Open Document Format (ODF) interoperability workshop held in the Italian town of Orvieto at the beginning of this month.

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Microsoft, the EPO, and the European Patent Mafia (Sisvel) Join Hands

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Familiar bedfellows come together for an event that celebrates intellectual monopoly (Innovation 2009)

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Oracle: European Commission Fails to Grasp Open Source

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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

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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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Orwellian EIF, Fake Open Source, and Security Implications

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The manipulation of Europe's interoperability framework (by Microsoft lobbyists and others) is made more visible; other news of relevance

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European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Corrupted by Microsoft et al, Its Lobbyists

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An attempt to promote a more ethical and beneficial ICT policy gets derailed by Microsoft and its allies/minions, quite frankly as usual

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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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Open Source and The Geographic Divide – Europe and North America

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Observations from the Open World Forum and Open Source Think Tank – Paris, October 2009

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Still no source code for the European Palm Pre

http://www.h-online.com

According to Harald Welte, co-founder of the GPL Violations Project, Palm looks to be repeating the trick with the European version of the device.

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Why Aren't Mozilla and Opera Vocal About Microsoft's EU Settlement Offer?

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Opponents of that proposal, including Mozilla and Opera, have criticized the fact that the ballot screen is found within Internet Explorer, which is still bundled with Windows, and the fact that any alternative browser must be downloaded, which many users will be too lazy to do. So why are Mozilla and Opera being so reticent in the wake of the European announcement?

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Microsoft Wins Free Software-Hostile Deal in Europe, Its Front Group ACT Pleased

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By pushing law-enforcing action to the end of term, Microsoft has successfully bamboozled the Commission

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Microsoft Spreads Intellectual Monopoly Law in Europe and Arab States; EFF Takes on Acacia

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The Community patent keeps marching, Jean-Philippe Courtois lobbies for the Lisbon Treaty, and Microsoft brings intellectual monopolies to The League of Arab States

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MS Signs Another Potentially Illegal Deal with the UK Government, EU Commission Asleep at the Wheel

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Watchdogs do not pay attention as yet another deal gets signed for Microsoft to inherit the public sector

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