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MS Signs Another Potentially Illegal Deal with the UK Government, EU Commission Asleep at the Wheel

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Watchdogs do not pay attention as yet another deal gets signed for Microsoft to inherit the public sector

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UK government open source guidelines ignored, says Ingres

http://www.zdnetasia.com

The public sector is ignoring government guidelines on procuring open-source software, according to open source database company Ingres. At a roundtable event on Thursday, Ingres worldwide operations chief Steve Shine praised the guidelines--issued in February--but said they were being ignored because there is nobody in place to enforce them.

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NetBSD developer summit in Cambridge/UK

http://blog.netbsd.org

"On Friday, the 18th of September, a group of NetBSD developers from all over the world met during a developer summit at the Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge/UK. It provided a great opportunity for developers to meet each other in person, to share ideas and to talk about ongoing and future projects..."

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Novell’s Channel Partner Blasts Novell

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With significant departures of a top manager, channel chief, and more key staff, Novell's future in the UK does not look promising

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

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

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[FSF] Free Software Action Alert!

http://lists.gnu.org

"The upcoming European parliament elections give the free software movement an opportunity to educate the candidates to the importance of protecting free software from bad legislation involving software patents, interoperability and net neutrality. The French free software association April has organized the Free Software Pact initiative, but they need your help.

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Draft Manifesto 2 « Pirate Party UK

http://piratepartyuk.wordpress.com

"We wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterised by diversity and openness. We do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the citizens and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to copyright and patent law.

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

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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

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London Olympics Says No To Free Software

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk

"...Free Software represents too much of a risk in terms of application compatibility to be used widely in the London 2012 Olympics according to the chief information officer for the event..."

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Big brother database

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

RMS: « The UK dropped its plan to set up a centralized big brother database to track all communications. Instead it will use a decentralized big brother database.

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ODF Alliance Newsletter: Latvia and UK Join the ODF Bandwagon

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The monthly ODF Alliance newsletter from Marino Marcich

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Huge 180 in Favour of Free Software and ODF in the UK

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The Labour party has just made very significant changes to its IT policy

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Carnival on Modern Liberty No. 2

http://www.opendemocracy.net

"Welcome to the second edition of the Carnival on Modern Liberty, chronicling the online debate in the run up to the Convention on Modern Liberty at the end of the month..."

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Any information

http://www.no2id.net

RMS: « The Clown regime is trying to sneak through a law to allow the government to collect, and centrally store, any information about anyone. »

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Warrantless Intrusion: yet another reason for Using GNU/Linux (but it may not be enough)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

All manner of campaigns have been tried to persuade Windows users to make the switch to GNU/Linux and every year is heralded as the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop.

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