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Firefox 3 market share crawls past IE 7 in Europe

http://arstechnica.com

According to Web analytics firm StatCounter, Firefox 3 has finally surpassed the popularity of Internet Explorer 7 in Europe. Internet Explorer's total marketshare across all versions, however, still exceeds that of Firefox.

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The Free Software Pact Initiative

http://www.freesoftwarepact.eu

"Welcome to the Free Software Pact Initiative! Free Software advocacy associations April [...] and "Associazione per il software libero" (Italy) have launched a joint campaign aimed at the European Parliament elections in early June 2009. The campaign invites citizens to ask candidates to sign the "Free Software Pact".

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Does the European Commission Harbour a Destruction of Free/Open Source Software Workgroup?

http://boycottnovell.com

Access to already-leaked documents is denied, despite clear rules that make it an obligation

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European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents

http://boycottnovell.com

The Community patent, which the EPO almost endorses now, is a back door to software patents

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EU Copyright Extension: Help MEPs Hear the Other Side

http://www.eff.org

"From reading the official European Commission documentation on its proposed Copyright Term Extension Directive, one might believe perpetuating performer copyrights from 50 to 95 years in Europe is a charitable policy with no ill effects at all.

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Malaysia Saves with Free Software and ODF, Europe Rises Against Microsoft

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Update on OOXML, ODF, OpenOffice.org deployments, and OpenOffice.org FUD from Novell

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FSFE announces New Year's Resolution Fellowship campaign

http://fsfeurope.org

Free Software Foundation Europe is asking people what they can do in 2009 to improve things for themselves and others in the sphere of software freedoms. The best way is to join the successful Fellowship programme, through which Fellows work to support software freedoms - and have fun doing it! Have a look at the site for more reasons to join!

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2008-2009 Petition to stop software patents in Europe

http://freeknowledge.eu

"We have signed the Stop Software Patents .eu petition to support their view on serious restrains current software patent legislations cause..."

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FSFE list for French-speakers

http://fsfe.org

"We've set up a francophone FSFE list [...] This breaks our tradition of setting up public lists based on country or regional borders. Europe is complex and the boundaries that history has drawn are not always ideal for community forming..." -- FSFE announces 4 weeks of translation sprint

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Petition demands effective ban of software patents in Europe

http://press.ffii.org

"Berlin, 12 December 2008 - Backed by the FFII and other organisations, software developers launch a petition in 28 languages to stop software patents and protect European innovators. The petition asks for legislative clarifications to clear out the legal uncertainty and imbalances created by software patents..."

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FSFE Newsletter: October - Tue Dec 2 13:59:13 CET 2008

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

"October marked the beginning of a planning phase in FSFE. As well as planning our campaigns for next year, we've been working on some actions for around the upcoming festive season. Alongside the internal discussions, we've been asking the community for ideas when we go to events or hold Fellowship meetings.

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Urgent Note: music listeners

http://www.openrightsgroup.org

RMS: « EU citizens: The European Parliament is working hard to help record companies mistreat music listeners and musicians even worse. Call or write your MEP to oppose this directive --

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European Commission publishes guidelines on the procurement of FOSS

https://fossbazaar.org

The Open Source Repository and Observatory (OSOR), a new site sponsored by the European Commission to foster the exchange of FOSS related information and software among European public administrations, recently published guidelines on the procurement of open source software.

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Petition to stop software patents in Europe

http://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.

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Anal Data Rentention: No Thank You!

http://colonos.wordpress.com

"No Data Retention - We want to stop Data Retention of the type that is being imposed on us by the E.U. Directive 2006/24/EC because it is a preemptive surveillance of communication structures: ..."

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Created by can.axis 9 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 12 weeks ago
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