lobbying

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
29

The Internet Responds to ASCAP's Deceptive Claims

http://www.eff.org

In recent years, they've demanded fees from the Girl Scouts Of America for singing songs around a campfire, as well as from consumers for using unauthorized ring-tones in their cell-phones.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 4 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 18 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
19

Why GNOME Funding is Equivalent to Lobbying and Why Novell is Likely Against GPL Enforcement

http://boycottnovell.com

"[GNOME] Advisory Board a euphemism for Lobbying," argues one man and Novell's Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is against GPL lawsuits

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
21

Lobbying Leads to Protest — the FFII and the FSFE Rise in Opposition to Subverted EIF

http://boycottnovell.com

European rights/freedom groups rise up against proprietary multinationals

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 1 week ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
26

Corporate lobbying against free software.

http://www.alexhudson.com

It’s rare to find, then, a brochure produced with the intent of talking down free software as a whole. However, Wikileaks has turned up just such a document: the SirsiDynix brochure against “open source” library software, distributed on a restricted basis to certain customers. In particular, they’re raging against the likes of Evergreen and Koha.

Read more »
lmramshaw's picture
Created by lmramshaw 5 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 2 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
23

Microsoft Lobbies Come Under Fire by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Linux Journal

http://boycottnovell.com

FOSS people fed up with OOXML corruption and Microsoft fronts like Association for Competitive Technology

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
22

Microsoft Lobbyist Jonathan Zuck Gets Exposed and Quickly Retreats

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft lobbying backfires, so the attack on Free software is retracted with the excuse that "an old draft [was] released in error"

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
22

Microsoft Lobbying in Europe Goes Up a Notch

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's latest steps in Europe are dissected despite great secrecy. A WHILE ago we showed that one familiar Microsoft lobbying arm had just published an anti-Free software paper.

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
24

The EU Parliament still sticks with Microsoft. Here's why.

http://www.stefanoforenza.com

The EU made public the study than bought them to stick with Windows and Office rather than Free software. It has been pretty hard to get the EU to release document (pdf).

Read more »
tacone's picture
Created by tacone 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
18

UK-IPO Approves Software Patent as Microsoft and its Lobbies Pressure for Software Patents in EU

http://boycottnovell.com

The UK-IPO is again betraying its principles and lobbying activity from Microsoft deserves at least part of the blame for what happens in Europe

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
15

Microsoft Sends “Vista 7 PC Ecosystem Team” to Influence Free Software Projects

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is lobbying FOSS projects to waste their collective efforts on a port to vapourware (Windows 7)

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 5 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
17

Bruce Perens: Don’t Trust Microsoft on ODF; Europe to Crack Down on Microsoft Lobbying

http://boycottnovell.com

Yesterday we wrote about Microsoft’s attempt to ‘consume’ ODF. Joining the skepticism now is the man behind the open source definition and a vocal critic of Novell’s deal with Microsoft. Bruce Perens does not trust Microsoft, either. He explains why.

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 6 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 21 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
19

Then, They Fight You… by Buying Some New Laws

http://boycottnovell.com

A roundup of RAND abuses, software patent lawsuits and lobbying for lock-in in Europe.

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
15

Software Patents in Europe and Microsoft’s Huge Lobbying Budget as of Late

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's lobbying levels seems to be rising as attempts to contaminate the EU with mathenmatical patents trigger some alarms

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
18

Microsoft Strategies: Using NGOs to Push Agendas

http://wiki.linux-delhi.org

The extent to which Microsoft can go in its efforts to get OOXML is interesting. Microsoft has "persuaded" several non-profit organizations to bombard the Indian IT Secretary and the Additional Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards with letters supporting its OOXML proposal.

Read more »
vlovindia's picture
Created by vlovindia 6 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
18

Fight Microsoft's lobbying of the world's governments: call to free and open source millionaires

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The free and open source software community has witnessed, over and over again, how far a visit to the right government officials can go. Bill Gates seems to know the game, and what cards he should play in every occasion to “make things happen”.

Read more »
tony's picture
Created by tony 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags: