High Noon in Brussels: At the end of her term, competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes is wrapping up two open cases against Microsoft. The company offered to settle in July 2009. FSFE is concerned that a quick settlement could deprive Europeans of competition and innovation in a software market based on open standards, in particular where Free Software is concerned.
Last week WIPO held a conference on “Intellectual property and public policy issues”. That WIPO finally starts to consider the real consequences of the rules it is making is clearly a good thing. But apart from some very good contributions by people from the UN system, the conference quickly acquired the bitter taste of a Read more »