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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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Battling the Hydra: FSFE’s work on Open Standards

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The European Interoperability Framework is just one battle among many. Besides the topic of interoperability in the public sector, there’s the task of reforming standardisation systems so that they produce Open Standards, and educating policy makers about the importance of the issue.

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FSFE refutes BSA's false claims to European Commission

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FSFE has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Commission by the BSA last week. In the following paragraphs they analyse the BSA's arguments and explain why their claims are false, and why Open Standards are key to interoperability and competition in the European software market.

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

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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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Dedication to Open Source and Open Standards Threatened in Leaked EU EIF Document

http://www.cmswire.com

In order for real communication to happen, especially among people from different regions and dialects (let alone people from different countries and languages altogether), terms have to be clearly defined so that everyone is starting from the same point. The problem with such definitions is that the devil really is in the details.

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Closed Is New Open: Software Industry Bends Standards

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The European Interoperability Framework, EIF, regulates how public agencies, citizens and businesses communicate with other on a software level. Now an alliance of proprietary ventures has had an influence on the EIF draft.

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EIF Scrutinised, ODF Evolves, and Microsoft’s OOXML “Lies” lead to backlash

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Amid the fight against open standards, ODF 1.2 is coming and Microsoft is accused of “lying” about OOXML

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IBM and Open Forum Europe Address European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Fiasco

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Version 2 of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) addressed by Open Forum Europe and IBM's Bob Sutor, along with a European colleague

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Orwellian EIF, Fake Open Source, and Security Implications

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The manipulation of Europe's interoperability framework (by Microsoft lobbyists and others) is made more visible; other news of relevance

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European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Corrupted by Microsoft et al, Its Lobbyists

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An attempt to promote a more ethical and beneficial ICT policy gets derailed by Microsoft and its allies/minions, quite frankly as usual

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