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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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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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Red Hat Makes its Position Patent

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Six months ago I noted that the European Patent Office had embarked upon a fairly abstruse process:

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Software Patents Want to Enter Europe from the Back Door

http://boycottnovell.com

New signs that attempts are being made to legalise software patent without ever debating the subject

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EPO and the Swiss Department of Justice Want to Make Some Free Software a Crime

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Criminalisation of Free(dom) software still on Europe's agenda due to patent law and cybercrime debate

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FSFE submission to European Patent Office

http://fsfe.org

Our vision is for the European Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry become the most vibrant in the world - and the European Parliament shared this vision, when it made the necessary amendments to the directive on computer-implemented inventions during its first reading on 24 September 2003.

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Goodbye, Alison Brimelow (EPO President)

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After protests from her staff, the public, and following layoffs too Alison Brimelow essentially quits her job as head of the European Patent Office

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UK-IPO Approves Software Patent as Microsoft and its Lobbies Pressure for Software Patents in EU

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The UK-IPO is again betraying its principles and lobbying activity from Microsoft deserves at least part of the blame for what happens in Europe

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Why Europe Should Fund the GNU/Hurd System

http://www.itworld.com

"A Dutch university has landed a European Research Council grant to continue work on a Unix-type operating system that aims to be more reliable and secure than GNU/Linux or Microsoft Windows..." -- see also The GNU Hurd project

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Patents, Protests, Plebiscites, and Protecting your freedom

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta Wülfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...

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It’s Unofficial: Microsoft Pays ASUS (Kickbacks) to Block GNU/Linux. Will EU Commission Step in?

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"Microsoft is actually paying for using Windows [...] Asus speaker confirmed this in Germany," says an informant

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The Latest Patent Comedy from Europe

http://boycottnovell.com

The latest string of developments in Europe, regarding software patents

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FSFE seeking Executive Director

http://www.fsfeurope.org

"FSFE was established in 2001 as a multi-cultural distributed organisation with volunteers and staff distributed across various European countries. Its approach is that of a result driven NGO with emphasis on constructive dialogue for lasting political and legal change.

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European Elections and the Free Software Pact

http://www.fsf.org

"Free Software advocacy associations April (France/Belgium) and Associazione per il software libero (Italy) have launched a joint campaign aimed at the European Parliament elections in early June. The campaign invites citizens to ask candidates to sign the Free Software Pact..."

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Microsoft Office Crimes and Offenses Against Standards

http://boycottnovell.com

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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