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96% of public sector in France is using open source

http://www.unixmen.com

Almost the entire public sector, 96 percent, is using open source, says a French market survey. The most used applications are database management systems and content management systems.

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The Difference Between EULAs and Open Source Licenses

http://www.osnews.com

In France, the GPL has scored yet another major win in court. What makes this infringements case special is that it was filed not by the developers of the infringed-upon code, but by users, demonstrating that they, too, can successfully enforce the GPL.

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Big Win for GNU GPL in France

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

One of the fallback positions for purveyors of FUD is that the GNU GPL may not be valid, because it hasn't been properly tested in court. That's getting increasingly implausible as a stance.

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Paris Court of Appeals condemns Edu4 for violating the GNU General Public License

http://fsffrance.org

"PARIS, France -- Tuesday, September 22, 2009 -- In a landmark ruling that will set legal precedent, the Paris Court of Appeals decided last week that the company Edu4 violated the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) when it distributed binary copies of the remote desktop access software VNC but denied users access to its corresponding source code.

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PGDay Europe 2009 - The major european PostgreSQL conference

http://2009.pgday.eu

"This year, the conference will be held November 6-7 in Paris, France..."

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RMS at FRHACK

http://bruno.kerouanton.net

"...Richard Stallman expose his vision in front of the France 3 television camera. Expressing himself in a perfect french, he explains that free software (NOT open source, which is different) englobes ideas « Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ».

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Pic Of The Day: Free (as in speech) Internet, or Minitel 2.0 ?

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French Data Network (FDN), an associated web access provider who is fighting against the centralization and the control over the internet, has had its Internet cut off on March 30, by Vivendi/SFR.

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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice: The Last of the True Hackers at FRHACK

http://www.frhack.org

Richard Matthew Stallman, also known as The Last of the True Hackers, invited for a talk at FRHACK 01, an International IT Security Conference by hackers, for hackers - France, September 7-11, 2009 ...

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10th RMLL - Nantes, France, July 2009

http://2009.rmll.info

"«...It will then be the time to explain Free Software, present it and explain all its perspectives. And we invite you to discover this universe which doesn’t just focus on the IT domain. Indeed, the 10th RMLL will be the opportunity to introduce new important themes : "Free Hardware", and "Free Art & Culture". Many other discoveries are waiting for you, so come and see !

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Hadopi is dead: "three strikes" buried by highest court.

http://www.laquadrature.net

"The Constitutionnal Council, highest jurisdiction in France gave its decision1 concerning the HADOPI "three strikes" law, final stage before the promulgation of the law. It decided that presumption of innocence is more important than the idiotic schemes from the entertainment industries to artificially prolong their obsolete models..."

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Law to give the media companies the power

http://www.laquadrature.net

RMS: «The French national assembly voted for a law to give the media companies the power to cut off people's internet connections on mere accusation.The same law will also require people to install non-free software in order to make their

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Web designer opposes France's "3 strikes" law, loses job

http://arstechnica.com

Patrick Le Lay: « TF1's business is to help Coca-Cola sell its products. For an advert to be effective, the viewer's brain has to be available. Our programmes are made so that their brain becomes available, that is to say to entertain them, make them feel relaxed to get them ready between two commercials.

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French National Police Dump Windows for Linux

http://www.infopackets.com

By gradually migrating to a complete open source desktop and web applications, Gendarmerie Nationale, the French national police force with 105,000 employees, has saved millions of euros. The move cuts Microsoft out of the equation, helping the French national police force slash its IT costs by 70 percent.

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France legislature's rejection of internet anti-piracy bill thwarts corporate interests

http://www.laquadrature.net

"The controversial HADOPI bill against filesharing was rejected by the French National Assembly in a very surprising move last week, at the final vote of the emergency procedure in which it was considered, with only one reading in each chamber.

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HADOPI, French "three strikes" law rejected!

http://www.laquadrature.net

"Paris, April 9, 2009 - In a surprising turn of events, the national assembly has rejected the HADOPI bill creating the "three strikes" scheme in France, in the final discussion, by a vote of 15 in favour and 21 opposed..."

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