Category Archives: DG INFSO

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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Some pointers on European Software Strategy, WIPO and further reading

It’s been one of “those” months. Again. First and foremost, the European Software Strategy has taken up a lot of time and energy for myself and others in FSFE. Having been invited to contribute our expertise to the process of … Continue reading

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Topic of 2009: Interoperability

It seems the topic of 2008 will also be the key topic of 2009. This is hardly surprising. Interoperability is at the connecting point of innovation and standardisation, of Free Software and proprietary software, of SME’s and large enterprises, and … Continue reading

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