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Court approves purchase of proprietary licences without tender

http://www.osor.eu

Switzerland's Federal Administrative Court yesterday decided that a government organisation's renewal of its proprietary software licences without a public tender does not harm the business interests of open source software service providers.

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Richard Stallman speaking in Bern and protesting against Berne Convention

http://www.digitale-nachhaltigkeit.ch

«...The existing copyright system makes a few stars very rich, supports a small fraction of artists adequately, and is an abject failure for the rest. However, it is great for supporting the big business of the copyright industry—and nowadays they are extending it to forbid sharing. It is a system that attacks our freedom so it can waste our money.

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WSIS Forum 2010 open consultation: Call for participation

http://portal.unesco.org

"UNESCO, together with ITU, UNCTAD and UNDP, is organizing an open consultation for the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2010. All individuals, networks and organizations interested in this issue are invited to participate in the three-fold process, consisting of an online discussion, a questionnaire and a review meeting..."

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Can the United Kingdom and Hungary Still be Sued for Excluding Free Software?

http://boycottnovell.com

Does collusion with Microsoft (or favouritism) permit Switzerland- and Quabec-like action to go forward and expand?

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Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk

Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding.

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EPO and the Swiss Department of Justice Want to Make Some Free Software a Crime

http://boycottnovell.com

Criminalisation of Free(dom) software still on Europe's agenda due to patent law and cybercrime debate

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An attempt at forbidding «hacker tools» in Switzerland

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"The Federal Department of Justice and Police recently proposed to introduce legislation illegalizing so-called «hacker tools» in Switzerland as well [...] The current proposal can thus be considered as totally inappropriate, and will need a complete makeover.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Myriam Schweingruber

http://fellowship.fsfe.org

Myriam Schweingruber is a devoted Free Software advocate with a flair for convincing people. Having worked as a translator, a school teacher and a pharmacist, Myriam is quite experienced in the art of communication, and gives a clear impression of trustworthiness.

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Order Against Comcast Issued, FCC Credits EFF

http://www.eff.org

"The FCC has finally published its order (adopted on August 1) directing Comcast to stop blocking BitTorrent traffic. The 34-page ruling makes for surprisingly enjoyable reading, at least as FCC publications go. The order follows the basic outline that was explained by Chairman Martin in his statement on August 1, 2008. But there are some interesting additional tidbits: ..."

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EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool

http://www.eff.org

"San Francisco - Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications..." -- (Switzerland is free software licensed under the GPL)

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Speak out against ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

"ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is a proposed enforcement treaty between United States, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Mexico, with Canada set to join any day now..."

* http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta [...]

Take action! ..."

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9000 PCs in Swiss schools migrating to GNU/Linux in September [German]

http://www.pro-linux.de

The schools of the Canton of Geneva are going to switch 9000 computers from Windows to GNU/Linux in September according to this article which is in German. Here is the google translation: http://google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pro-linux.de%2Fnews%2F200...

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Antipiracy group's tactics violate Swiss law

http://www.infoworld.com

Logistep, which supplies information on suspected file sharers to law firms around the world for use in copyright violation cases, has until Feb. 9 to respond to charges

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FSFE, SIUG File Official Objections to Switzerland's Vote on MS-OOXML

http://www.groklaw.net

Official objections regarding the way matters were handled in Switzerland at the recent vote over whether or not to approve MS-OOXML as an ISO standard have just been filed [PDF] by Free Software Foundation Europe.

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