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Microsoft and Unicode – Unicode is No Longer Open Standard?

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Microsoft accused of harming Unicode, causing problems for the Indian population

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Firefox 3.5 Allows Watch Videos Without Adobe Flash Plugin

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Firefox 3.5, which is now a very stable beta, is faster than earlier versions, and most importantly, it embraces open-source video standards and treats videos like web pages (you can’t do any of that with Flash). If this takes off, Flash video could become history.

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Senator: open source software needed for medical records

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Senator John D. Rockefeller has proposed a new law which would establish federal grants to develop open source software and to create universal open standards for electronic medical records.

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Microsoft’s Latest Assaults on GNU/Linux, Free Software, and Open Standards

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Facing sheer pressure, Microsoft goes out of its way to harm its competition

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Finland’s Public Sector Moves to Open Standards and Free Software, Microsoft Interferes

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THE Finnish public sector is now requiring (in so much as it can require anything) that all public sector agencies, including schools, drop any and all closed source, closed protocols, and closed formats* and move entirely to open ones.

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Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

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Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

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Document FreedomDay is coming

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Document Freedom Day will be on 25 March 2009. After DFD '08 was a huge success with 205 teams around the world organising various activities to promote Document Freedom, now is the time to start planning for DFD '09.

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Web browser interoperability: FSFE welcomes EC's decision and offers support

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Free Software Foundation Europe welcomes the European Commission's decision and offers its support in the coming anti-trust investigation. As stated previously in a letter to the European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes, anti-competitive behaviour is unacceptable, whether it occurs as 'tying' products with dominant market segments, or in circumventing standards and fair access.

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Open Standards: The Devil Lives in the Details

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There are many “open standards” definitions, and this great amount of interpretations or views about the subject, allowed distortions to make possible that almost anything on IT market could be classified as an “Open Standard” by marketing departments.

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German's Federal Government introduces ODF

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Short note: Germany's new IT-Council announced today that they will introduce ODF in the federal public administration. All federal public administrations should be able to receive, sent, read, and modify ODF documents until beginning of 2010.

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Analysis on balance:Standardisation and Patents

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Following up on the "IPR in ICT Standardisation" Workshop two weeks ago in Brussels, FSFE president Georg Greve analysed the conflicts between patents and standards. The resulting is paper about the most harmful effects of patents on standards, the effectiveness of current remedies, and potential future remedies.

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Kathmandu Declaration on Free/Open Source Softwares

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On the occassion of Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008, one of the three winners of the SFD 2007 Best Event competition, the FOSS Nepal community has issued "Kathmandu Declaration", that was signed by over 700 professionals, students and other FOSS enthusiasts, amidst the presence of Nepal's Minister of Science and Technology, journalists and government officials.

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British Government Laughs at Digital Standards Organisation with a Straight Face

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The UK government is shockingly blind to its own attitude towards open standards and Free software

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Why did Javascript/AJAX mop the floor with Java, Flash and Silverlight?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

It's not always true that the neatest, most advanced technology ends up winning most of the market share. There are other reasons which get in the way. Sometimes, the less advanced solutions end up winning - and evolve in order to become more solid and established.

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Breaking: Slovakia Chooses ODF and Other Open Standards

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A reader from Slovakia tells us that his country has just made the right move

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