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City of Munich: "Migration to sustainable desktop completed successfully"

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu

Munich is now using a unified desktop system, Limux, its own distribution based on Ubuntu GNU/Linux on 14,000 of its total 15,000 desktops, spread over 51 offices across the city. That is 2,000 more than it's intended goal of using Limux on 80 % of its desktops.

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German court case confirms validity of the LGPL

http://www.h-online.com

Buhl Data Service GmbH has agreed to pay €15,000 to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL's licensing terms.

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German government should open source its software, committee advises

http://www.computerworlduk.com

A government committee recommends a change in German law to enable public administrations to make their software available as free and open source. The current law prohibits governments from being part of the development process in the free software community.

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OSI and FSF in unprecedented collaboration to protect software freedom

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time. Before Christmas Open Source Initiative (OSI) wrote to the German Federal Cartel Office asking them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN's four members.

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GNOME and KDE 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin

http://dot.kde.org

The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. have announced that they will co-host the second Desktop Summit, combining the two organisations Akademy and GUADEC conferences, in August of 2011 in Berlin, Germany

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German ministries flout IT open interoperability requirements

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

Survey finds only 2 of 87 departments are conforming to federal open document regulations. Research published this week suggests that the majority of federal government departments in Germany are ignoring requirements to implement Open Standards.

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European Lesson About Novell’s Software Patents, Germany Seemingly Continues to Allow them

http://techrights.org

How S.u.S.E. turned from an opposer of software patents into an extension of Novell which legitimises them in Germany (where software patents continue to challenge Europe's status quo)

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Siemens’ and Microsoft’s Actions in Germany May Harm KDE

http://techrights.org

A quick analysis of the concerns expressed about KDE SC-associated projects and what should be done about it

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Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe

http://techrights.org

The scandalous company decides not only to support Microsoft's "Linux tax" but also to help legalise software patents in Germany

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German Court Effectively Opens The Floodgates By Saying Software Patents Are Legal

http://techdirt.com

a German court has effectively allowed a wide range of software patents. Previously, you could have very limited software patents only if they involved using "controllable forces of nature" to create a desired effect. Software usually did not qualify.

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

http://techrights.org

Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

http://www.debian.org

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the first Debian Mini Conference in Germany will take place on the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a subconference of this year's LinuxTag.

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Enforcement of the GNU GPL in Germany and Europe, by Till Jaeger

http://www.groklaw.net

GPL enforcement is successful in Europe. In several court decisions and out of court settlements the license conditions of the GPL have been successfully enforced. In particular, embedded systems are the main focus of such compliance activities. The article describes the practice of enforcement activities and the legal prerequisites under the application of German law.

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Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, and New Zealand Show the Way Regarding Software Patentability

http://boycottnovell.com

More radio stations and also an entire developed nation turn their back on software patents

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Judge Uwe Scharen is Validating Software Patents in Germany

http://boycottnovell.com

Disturbing developments in Europe following heavy lobbying from Microsoft and its front groups

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