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EUR 561 million fine over illegal web browser bundling

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The European Commission slapped Microsoft with a fine of EUR 561 million for breaching a 2009 settlement over the bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. Under this agreement, the company promised to display a “browser choice” screen on Windows installs in Europe, inviting users to choose other browsers in addition to the company’s own program.

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FSFE Newsletter - July 2011

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- attack on Free Software and the GNU GPL – the AVM case
- FSFE Internal: An era ends, others start – the team evolution
- how the European Commission got contract signed with Microsoft without caring about alternatives
- help us in Strasbourg!

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European Commissioner: "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision"

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Neelie Kroes favours open standards, recognition of industry standards bodies and open source in her role as European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

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European Commission Betrays Open Standards

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The final version of the important Digital Agenda for Europe has been leaked – and shows that the European Commission has betrayed open standards. Where an earlier draft had an entire section headed “Open Standards and Interoperability”, the latest version only uses the word “open” once in the corresponding section “Interoperability and standards.”

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Does the Windows ballot screen for choosing a browser represent meaningful progress in Europe?

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Thanks to the European Commission's antitrust like activities, European citizens will soon be presented with a ballot choice between twelve browsers when first using a newly purchased computer preloaded with the Microsoft Windows operating system. But is this really progress?

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Oracle Likely to Own MySQL Shortly, European Commission’s Credibility at Stake

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Oracle commits to swallowing but not devouring the dolphin, whereas the creator of MySQL database, who is now with Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation, lobbies with Microsoft against it

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Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

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While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel that approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.

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‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal

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Another look at a bad EU deal; software patents revisited; Microsoft's copyright violations remembered

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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 Commission Plans to Allow Patent Imperialism, Authorises MS’s Attack on FOSS

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The EU Commission wants Michel Barnier to make the Community patent a reality ("community" being a euphemism that would fascinate even Orwell)

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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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Monty Program AB's Suggestion to EU Commission to Get Rid of the GPL on MySQL

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I will now share with you a small section of the Monty Program AB's submission to the EU Commission, including its suggestion to replace the GPL with a more proprietary-friendly license, specifically the Apache license.

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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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EU set to accept Microsoft browser offer: sources

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EU antitrust regulators are set to accept next week an amended offer by Microsoft that would allow PC users in Europe to choose other web browsers, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday.

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Eben Moglen to European Commission: Have Faith in the GPLv2

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Another voice heard on the European Commission's objection to Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. This time, Eben Moglen has weighed in with an analysis of the objections related to the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). Moglen disagrees with the commission, and says that the GPLv2 is sufficient to protect the MySQL community apart from Oracle.

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