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Sign petition for open Internet in Europe

http://www.euopeninternet.eu

This petition is up for signature in light of the decisions affecting the open Internet being taken at European level, and in reaction to the statement made in the USA on 21 September by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Happy Software Freedom Day!

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"We work for software freedom every day, but today is the day we mark to celebrate Free Software. Over 500 teams in 90 countries are holding events, meetings and parties, for example in Vienna and Leipzig..."

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Created by can.axis 8 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 47 weeks ago
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‘European’ Software Strategy Published, Written by Lobbyists and Multinationals

http://boycottnovell.com

Truths one should know about the European. Commission's Software Strategy document.

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Created by komrad 8 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Teams registered for SFD 2009

http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org

"The most important part of Software Freedom Day! Look for your closest team, or start a team in your town. All teams are most easily found on our interactive map. Go zooming around the planet and see which countries have the most SFD events! ..." —— via teams - Software Freedom Day Wiki ——

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Created by can.axis 8 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 44 weeks ago
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Why the EU Should Block Oracle/Sun

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I've heard from Henrik Ingo, the COO (chief operating officer) for Monty Program Ab, the MySQL fork headed by MySQL's founder Michael 'Monty' Widenius. He has a different take on the EU's opposition to the deal, and I thought it worth sharing his viewpoint with you.

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Created by Papa Smurf 8 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 48 weeks ago
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EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

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Created by gumbi lives 8 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 49 weeks ago
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Dell conquers Europe with its Ubuntu netbooks, enters the Netherlands

http://vinnl.newsvine.com

With their new Latitude 2100 laptops, Dell is finally allowing Dutch consumers to pick Ubuntu as pre-installed operating system for their netbooks.

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Created by andrejzh 8 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 50 weeks ago
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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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Created by komrad 8 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 51 weeks ago
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Mozilla to EC: Microsoft Getting Off Too Easy

http://www.internetnews.com

As Microsoft and the European Commission talk settlement, Mozilla says it wants more detailed promises from the software titan.

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Created by spambot 8 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 51 weeks ago
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Microsoft Lobbying in Europe Goes Up a Notch

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's latest steps in Europe are dissected despite great secrecy. A WHILE ago we showed that one familiar Microsoft lobbying arm had just published an anti-Free software paper.

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Created by komrad 9 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 5 weeks ago
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Is mono a problem outside the US and other patent friendly countries?

http://huayra.wordpress.com

Here in Europe we do not care about software patents, at least not yet. As Canonical is based in the EU this should not give the Ubuntu community any issue by itself. So keep any patent related problem for United-States based distributions and leave Ubuntu alone. Or move to a country that enforces your freedom all-day-every-day!

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Created by giantrobot 9 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 6 weeks ago
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MS vs EU: Microsoft does not control Windows anymore

http://www.tech-no-media.com

I was quite surprised when I learned that some peoples at JCXP wanted to boycott the opera browser because of the EU actions against Microsoft regarding the bundling of IE 8. The problem is that their main argument would be valid in the US, but absolutely not in the EU.

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Created by Erlik 9 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 7 weeks ago
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ECIS: What's Wrong with Microsoft's Browser Self-Remedy - Case to Continue

http://www.groklaw.net

ECIS, accepted as an intervenor in the European Commission's Microsoft browser antitrust case, has now released a statement [PDF] explaining all that it feels isn't enough about Microsoft's self-remedy. It's titled, Too Little, Too Late, and it says that while the remedy might have been appropriate in 1997, now that there have been "decades of abuse" further action is needed.

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Created by werewolf 9 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 9 weeks ago
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Donald Knuth: Mathematical Ideas, or Algorithms, Should Not Be Patented

http://www.groklaw.net

Donald Knuth, distinguished computer scientist, recipient of the Turing Award, creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, and author of The Art of Computer Programming, which some call the Bible of computer programming, has submitted a letter [PDF] to the European Patent Office for submission to the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal considering the question of software patents and whether th

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Created by born.again.linuxer 9 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 10 weeks ago
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Microsoft Unleashes the Gartner Group to Sabotage Migration to GNU/Linux in Europe

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Microsoft's brigadier Michael Silver helps foil Europe's migration to GNU/Linux, using lies

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Created by komrad 9 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 12 weeks ago
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