Category Archives: Open Standards

SFD Call to Action: Let the STEED run!

Information Technology is a hype driven industry, a fact that has largely contributed to the current situation where the NSA and GCHQ have unprecedented access to the global communication and information. Including for a very Realpolitik based approach to how … Continue reading

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Groklaw shutting down.

Today is a sad day for the world of Information Technology and the cause of software freedom. PJ just announced she’ll be shutting down Groklaw. It’s hard to overestimate the role that Groklaw has played in the past years. Many … Continue reading

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MyKolab.com: Building the Open Source Cloud service that was missing

In January this year we started the MyKolab beta phase and last week we finally moved it to its production environment, just in time for the Swiss national day. This seemed oddly fitting since the Swiss national day celebrates its … Continue reading

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Freedom in the “cloud”?

It’s come to the point that I was asked to explain what I consider necessary prerequisites for an open, free, sustainable approach towards what is often called “The Cloud” or also “Software as a Service” (SaaS). To be honest, it … Continue reading

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All boys dream of being knights, don’t they?

Some weeks ago I received news that the embassy in Berne had unsuccessfully been trying to contact me under FSFE’s old office address in Zurich. This was a bit odd and unexpected. So you can probably understand my surprise to … Continue reading

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And the challenge is… Kolab!

The veil is finally lifted. After months of discussions and four months of preparation in Osnabrück, including a fight for dear life in the snow during the Battle of Osnabrück alongside my new comrade in arms from Scotland, Paul Adams, … Continue reading

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Oral intervention by FSFE to CDIP/3

[ PDF version ] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) Mr Chairman, On behalf of the Free Software Foundation Europe … Continue reading

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FSFE’s written submission to WIPO CDIP/3

[PDF version] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) Mr Chairman, On behalf of the Free Software Foundation Europe please allow … Continue reading

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The case for a World Innovation Policy Organisation

Good innovation policy requires understanding of the regulatory impact of each policy instrument individually, as well as knowledge about the interaction of different instruments. It is therefore necessary to look at the whole spectrum available within each instrument, as well … Continue reading

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Considerations on Innovation and Competition Policy

[PDF version,  paper providing input to the workshop "Technical Regulation of the Internet : From Standardization to Behavorial and Societal Norms" ] – by Georg C. F. Greve Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) Innovation is the process of applying new … Continue reading

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