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Estonia's Open Source Shame

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Last week I wrote about the curious case of Mr Kallas, vice president of the European Commission. He seemed to have problems with the word “open”, imagining that this meant “unprotected”, judging by his comment

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FSFE: EC caves in to proprietary lobbyists on interoperability

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Free Software industry criticises remarks by Commission's Vice President Siim Kallas: The European Commission (EC) has given in to the demands of lobbyists for Microsoft and SAP when it revised a key document on interoperability between electronic government services.

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Things have names, changes have reasons

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Clear definitions are not an accident. They're born from knowing that rough statements (eg, "quite large" or "very very far") don't cut it. Of course we all know this... we're just puzzled about why someone on the European Commission would replace - at no one's request - the precise definitions of Open Source and Open Standards by this amazing abstraction called the Openness Continuum...

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The MySQL question - free or free-market?

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Is MySQL free in a free-market? With the European Commission's ongoing investigation, a debate over what makes free software free has emerged, ironically, centred on how money is made from free software.

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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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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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European Commission Still Protects Microsoft Lobbyists

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The European Commission insists on not talking about or revealing the influence of Microsoft's panel provocateurs

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FSFE Wants the European Commission to Stop Microsoft’s Racketeering

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The FSFE advises the Commission to put an end to Microsoft FUD using unnamed software patents; Eolas sues massively

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European Commission Learns Whether Patents Harm Europe

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The European authorities no longer take patenting for granted; the situation is still more complex in the US

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‘European’ Software Strategy Published, Written by Lobbyists and Multinationals

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Truths one should know about the European. Commission's Software Strategy document.

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Why the EU Should Block Oracle/Sun

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I've heard from Henrik Ingo, the COO (chief operating officer) for Monty Program Ab, the MySQL fork headed by MySQL's founder Michael 'Monty' Widenius. He has a different take on the EU's opposition to the deal, and I thought it worth sharing his viewpoint with you.

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Mozilla Complains About Microsoft’s Continued Discrimination Against Rival Web Browsers

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Microsoft's abuses still lack reactionary regulation

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Mozilla to EC: Microsoft Getting Off Too Easy

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As Microsoft and the European Commission talk settlement, Mozilla says it wants more detailed promises from the software titan.

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How Microsoft Daemonises the EU Commission and Advertises Vista 7, with the MSBBC’s Help

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The BBC practically advertises Vista 7 at the expense of TV licensees; BBC reporter also spins for Microsoft and against the European Commission.

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ECIS: What's Wrong with Microsoft's Browser Self-Remedy - Case to Continue

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ECIS, accepted as an intervenor in the European Commission's Microsoft browser antitrust case, has now released a statement [PDF] explaining all that it feels isn't enough about Microsoft's self-remedy. It's titled, Too Little, Too Late, and it says that while the remedy might have been appropriate in 1997, now that there have been "decades of abuse" further action is needed.

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