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Germany and Denmark Show Signs of Endorsement of Appeals, Complaints Against ISO OOXML

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One reader is suggesting that there might now be 5 (formal appeals against OOXML); Germany's DIN jumps in to the debate also

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DE: German Foreign Ministry will not use ISO OOXML

http://ec.europa.eu

"We will not be in a position to process OOXML unless it is available independently of the platform", said Rolf Theodor Schuster, who heads the IT department of the German Foreign Ministry. "There must exist an Open Source implementation that can be used without any restrictions, regardless of the platform or Linux distribution."

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OOXML Vote: Irregularities in Germany & Croatia and a Call for an Investigation of Norway

http://www.groklaw.net

If Microsoft gets this OOXML format "approved", it will be by irregularities in the voting, it seems. Here's more on what happened in Germany and a report on what is being called a scandal in Norway. And another odd process in Croatia.

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Richard Stallman in Berlin

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"Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend..."

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Going online, public TV chooses different licensing paths

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On Wednesday German public TV broadcaster NDR launched a pilot service offering free internet access to selected TV news and satire content, apparently under a "no derivatives" Creative Commons license.

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German police union wants Linux instead of Windows

http://wolfgang.lonien.de

The Berlin-based union of the German police issued a press release two days ago, where they said that their “Poliks” system to handle reports isn’t stable and reliable enough. Taking up a report into that system often would take between 30 and 90 minutes, which would be awkward. Also, the 73 million Euro system would crash far too often.

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Germans ramp up U.K. open source support

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British open source advocates will be boosted by the news that German support vendor Credativ is expanding its open source center (OSSC) to support all distributions of Linux in the U.K.

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Open Document Format gains more support

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The first international workshop of Open Document Format (ODF) public sector users took place in Berlin on 29-30 October 2007, hosted by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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German Foreign Office comes out in favor of Open Document Format

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"At the first international workshop of users of the Open Document Format (ODF) in Berlin to which the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic had invited about 150 users and political observers, Brazil and India, in addition to German cities such as Munich, emerged as leading proponents of open standards in the office area.

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SCO vs. Linux: Costly German lawyers

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The never ending story surrounding SCO's litigation over alleged copyright infringements contained in Linux as well as the copyrights to Unix has taken yet another twist: The SCO Group, currently subject to proceedings under Chapter 11, is causing a stir as details in relation to their payment obligations emerge.

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German universities migrate to Linux

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Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.

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DIN e.V. Explains its vote on OOXML

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DIN e.V., the German standards institute, has now posted the results of the meeting August 21 by the technical committee. It's a "yes" (or "yes, comments") decision on Microsoft's submission of OOXML as a proposed standard. It's in German, naturally.

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German semantic Web project seeks open-source experts

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Theseus, the German government-funded program to develop new semantic Web technologies, will launch a competition in November to attract talented software programmers, including experts from the open-source community.

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Skype responds to Euro GPL rebuke

http://www.linuxdevices.com

In response to inquiries regarding a German court's ruling that Skype had breached the GPL, the company told LinuxDevices.com today that it "has not acted improperly." The alleged violation was associated with the method by which Skype "distributed" GPL-licensed source code with a Linux-powered VoIP handset.

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Greens don't accept Berlin 'nein' to open source

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The Green Party is accusing the Berlin city government of lacking a coherent IT strategy and thus not being in a position to adequately judge the merits of open source software.

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