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EUR 561 million fine over illegal web browser bundling

https://blogs.fsfe.org

The European Commission slapped Microsoft with a fine of EUR 561 million for breaching a 2009 settlement over the bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. Under this agreement, the company promised to display a “browser choice” screen on Windows installs in Europe, inviting users to choose other browsers in addition to the company’s own program.

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Extremadura CIO plans Linux rollout on 40,000 desktops

http://www.h-online.com

The CIO of Spanish autonomous region Extremadura says it is planning to move the administration's 40,000 desktop systems to a Debian distribution.

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European Commission buys Microsoft for 20 years without competition

https://www.computerweekly.com

Karsten Gerloff, president of lobby group Free Software Foundation Europe, said the ongoing Microsoft arrangement was a "disgrace" for the European Commission (EC).
"It's astounding that every single agreement between the Commission and Microsoft since 1993 has been concluded without a public call for tender," he said.

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EC Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in Openness

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

In this blog entry, I’ll review the seven-year long process under which the “European Interoperability Framework” (EIF) first set a global high water mark for liberalizing the definition of open standards, and then retreated from that position.

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Freedom to compete: Fixing EU's software procurement

http://www.fsfe.org

We would like to see the European Commission back up its public rhetoric regarding Free Software, Open Standards and interoperability with its own actions. This would require DIGIT to rethink some procurement practices in order to open up public software procurement to competition.

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La Quadrature at the EU Net Neutrality Summit

http://www.laquadrature.net

Today, Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson of La Quadrature du Net, participates in the Net neutrality summit co-organized by the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels.

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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European Parliament Vs. ACTA: Rejection is the only option

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA aims at circumventing democracy to impose now and later repressive legislation through secret negotiations. The European Parliament now has a unique occasion to firmly oppose it.

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European Commission's views on ACTA draft Internet chapter leak

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This page is the link to the 7 page EC PDF. Is ACTA even keeping some elements of its horrific agenda secret from the nations it hopes will support its plans?

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Microsoft antitrust case: FSFE offers analysis to European Commission

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The Free Software Foundation Europe has analysed the most important elements that a settlement should contain to allow real competition in the European software market. It has summarised those key points in a letter sent to Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

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European Commission Learns Whether Patents Harm Europe

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The European authorities no longer take patenting for granted; the situation is still more complex in the US

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Mozilla Complains About Microsoft’s Continued Discrimination Against Rival Web Browsers

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Microsoft's abuses still lack reactionary regulation

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How Microsoft Daemonises the EU Commission and Advertises Vista 7, with the MSBBC’s Help

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The BBC practically advertises Vista 7 at the expense of TV licensees; BBC reporter also spins for Microsoft and against the European Commission.

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Open source shrugs at EU liability plans

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.

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Why the Commission is doing the right thing on antitrust

http://blogs.fsfe.org

There has been criticism against the European Commission for pursuing abusive behaviour by Microsoft, and against Mozilla for wanting a fair chance to compete against Microsoft. The blog post explains why the Commission is doing the right thing to take antitrust violation seriously, and why the Free Software community should support this case.

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