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EU commission takes another shot at software patents

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"After their failure to introduce software patents in Europe directly through two directives, then through the community patent and then finally through the «European Patent Litigation Agreement» (EPLA), the European Commission has come up with a new way to legalize software patents: the «United Patent Litigation System» (UPLS)..."

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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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Microsoft Office Crimes and Offenses Against Standards

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

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

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Free Software Foundation Europe engages in the EU browser case

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Free Software Foundation Europe today announces that it will support the European Commission's antitrust investigation against Microsoft and to this effect it has formally requested to be admitted as an interested third party.

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Why the Commission is doing the right thing on antitrust

http://blogs.fsfe.org

There has been criticism against the European Commission for pursuing abusive behaviour by Microsoft, and against Mozilla for wanting a fair chance to compete against Microsoft. The blog post explains why the Commission is doing the right thing to take antitrust violation seriously, and why the Free Software community should support this case.

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EU Commission re ACTA: STFU

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The European Commission comments about the ACTA whilst things continue to escalate

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Anger as IP sacrificed for interoperability

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The European Commission’s initiative to promote interoperability at the expense of IP rights has been criticized by the software industry

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Open Source for Sovereignty

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It's not just European government that's opting for open source. Today the NSA (the super-secret spy agency in the US) have announced they are joining in with OpenSolaris. Barton has an interview that explores this more. I think we'll see more and more government engagement as the adoption-led market takes hold.

Using Free software from open source communities makes perfect sense for governments, and not just for the obvious reasons of up-front savings on license fees.

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EU: European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

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In a document published last week, the EC states among others that the Commission will prefer Open Source software for its new IT projects: "For all new development, where deployment and usage is foreseen by parties outside of the Commission Infrastructure, Open Source Software will be the preferred development and deployment platform."

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EU to consider buying open-source software

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The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Microsoft open-source move elicits guarded reaction from EU

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The European Commission gave a guarded welcome to Microsoft's pledge on Thursday for "greater transparency" in its development and business practices.

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Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU

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"...The complaint describes how Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards..."

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