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Mark Ballard Shows Why British Government Must Move to ODF as Doorway to Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Calls from within the United Kingdom to facilitate a promised migration to Free software, via international standards such as ODF

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Software: What Exactly Can be Copyrighted?

http://www.h-online.com

One of the many arguments against allowing patents for software (alongside the principle argument that software is made up of algorithms, which are essentially mathematics, which is pure knowledge and hence is not patentable) is the fact that software is anyway covered by copyright law.

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UK Gov. to switch entirely to FOSS software?

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In an effort to cut costs, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on state officials to submit proposals on how to save the government money. The newly published list includes migrating entirely from Microsoft products to Linux and other open source software

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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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UK Prime Minister’s Office Accepts Petition to Adopt the Hague Declaration

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British citizens can now sign a petition that supports ODF adoption in the country

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Software patents - yet more confusion

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com

In a press release, the UK-IPO has highlighted Mr Justice Patten's decision of today (not yet on BAILII) to overturn the UK-IPO's decision to refuse an application by Symbian, on the grounds that it consisted solely of a computer program.

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