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Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too

http://www.techworld.com.au

A French laptop buyer has won a refund from Lenovo after a four-year legal battle over the cost of a Windows license he didn't want. The judgment could open the way for PC buyers elsewhere in Europe to obtain refunds for bundled software they don't want, French campaign group No More Racketware said.

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france to bring in non windows tablet tax

http://www.techeye.net

The French government has come up with a wizard wheeze which seems to be entirely designed to back the software giant Microsoft.

In a Franco-American alliance, the likes of which has not been seen since the French backed a campaign by anti-democratic terrorists against its lawful government, the French are going to tax every tablet which does not come out with Windows software on-board.

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Administrative Net Censorship adopted in France; Pedophiles unworried

http://www.laquadrature.net

The rejection of judiciary supervision clearly illustrates the will of the executive branch to control the Internet.

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French Gendarmerie switch 85,000 PC’s to Ubuntu and save €€€

http://www.wiredvc.com

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, now reports the police force has upgraded its 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu Desktop Edition, removing its reliance on the Microsoft operating system completely.

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French MEP released a draft bill on Net Neutrality

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Socialist French MEP Christian Paul released a draft bill on Net Neutrality. Public Comment Welcome on {{fr}} co-ment Lite Website...

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Mini GNU Hackers Meeting at RMLL 2010, Bordeaux, 6-11 July.

http://savannah.gnu.org

"The 11th Libre Software Meeting (aka. RMLL) began this Tuesday, July 6th, in Bordeaux, France. A small group of GNU hackers will be present and a GNU developers room will be available for discussions and lightning talks..."

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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

http://arstechnica.com

A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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French ISP SFR releases source code of its OpenWrt based DSL router

https://forum.openwrt.org

The Neufbox 4 is a BRCM63xx based DSL router the french ISP SFR provides to its customers, and more than 3 million units are currently in use. The device is developed by Efixo and the OpenWrt based sources are available through a subversion repository and documentation is placed in a Trac wiki.

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Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution

http://www.republique-bananiere.fr

RMS: « Free Software can be summarized in three simple words: Liberté, égalité, fraternité».

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French Army Contributes to Mozilla Thunderbird

http://jordanopensource.org

The French Gendarmerie Nationale police contributed to the code of the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird with security extensions named "TrustedBird".

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More on France and Microsoft’s OOXML; ODF Still a Leader

http://boycottnovell.com

More analysis of Microsoft's OOXML shenanigans in France and some updates on the uptake of ODF

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White-Collar Crime Pays Off, Shows Microsoft OOXML

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OOXML scandals in France revisited; Microsoft blasted in Denmark over OOXML lies, reveals the Danish press

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Massive New Migration to Free Software in French Authorities; Gendarmerie Should Delete Mono

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French Directorate General of Public Finance dumps Microsoft software; The French Gendarmerie should remove Mono from Ubuntu

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FR: 130,000 PCs at tax authority to get open source email client

http://www.osor.eu

All 130,000 desktop PCs at the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGPF) in Paris are to be switched to using the open source Mozilla Thunderbird email client, its Lightning calendar and the open source groupware application OBM, the French IT news site 01.net reports, citing a source familiar with the project.

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France begins IT research centre on innovation and free software

http://www.osor.eu

France's national computer science institute, Inria, says free software is essential to develop digital society. The institute is launching a research centre to focus on this type of software.

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