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FSFE in Samba case: Microsoft's defiance backfired

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Luxembourg, May 25 - FSFE played a key role at a Microsoft hearing before the European Union's General Court on Tuesday, helping explain the intricacies of Free Software servers.

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Wikileaks publishes documents on plan to curb free software in the European Union

http://blog.javier-carrete.com

This file shows that Jonathan Zuck, president of Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) –an organization with close ties to Microsoft–[...] had influenced the change of working documents of the European Union.

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Back on the block and worse than ever: EIFv2

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The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is back from the dark corners of the European Commission, and it’s worse than ever.

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MS to ship Windows 7 without IE, The EU is unimpressed

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Microsoft has announced Thursday that they intend to sell version of Windows 7 without the bundled Internet Explorer browser. The Idea is that PC manufacturers would then be free to bundle whatever browser they like with Windows.

The European Unions however is absolutely not impressed by Microsoft's move. It is clear that...

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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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New Enclosures: What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

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"Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman spoke at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.“ -- ( FSF ) --

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Microsoft Appeals €899M Fine

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Microsoft is seeking clarity about its most recent fine. What's not clear about dollars and cents? The exchange rate?

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EU pumps €10m into open source privacy management

http://www.techworld.com

The European Union is contributing 10 million euro (around £8 million) in sponsorship to a project called PrimeLife, which aims to develop open source tools for personal privacy management and protection, and get the community at large to adopt them.

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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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Government/corporate project declares plan to promote OSS within the EU

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An ambitious initiative that aims to bring open source software to a new level in Europe hopes to make competition with US companies more interesting. QualiPSo is a four-year project partly funded by the EU. Its mission is to "bring together the major players of a new way to use and deploy open source software (OSS), fostering its quality and trust from corporations and governments."

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EU Initiates Investigation Against Microsoft OOXML Push

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The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that EU regulators have announced a third investigation into Microsoft's conduct on the desktop. This latest action demonstrates that while the EU has settled the case against Microsoft that ran for almost a decade, it remains as suspicious as ever regarding the software vendor's conduct, notwithstanding Microsoft's less combative stance in recent years. The news can be found in a story reported by Charles Forelle bylined in Brussells this morning.

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EU to probe Microsoft's ISO claim over Office software file format - report

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European regulators are examining whether Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corp violated antitrust laws during a struggle last year to ratify its Office software file format as an international standard, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Let's Make a Deal - The MS-EU Settlement

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Here's the press relase from the EU Commission announcing a settlement with Microsoft. As you will see, it's some good, some bad. The patent part is terrible. Worse than terrible. They are not blocked from offering patent deals, only constrained as to how much to charge for a license, which is not and never was the issue. So they'll beef up those initiatives, I'm sure.

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