Vienna manipulations in the press

The discussion about the obvious manipulation of the Vienna Declaration on ICT and Creativity is spreading: Heise, Germanys largest publishing house for IT and related news published an excellent piece about the Vienna Declarations under the title Microsoft, die "Vienna Conclusions" und der UN-Weltgipfel (Microsoft, the ‘Vienna Conclusions’ and the UN world summit") that explains the situation very well. I hope Heise will provide an English version of this article.

Meanwhile, new details keep popping up. Carina Felzmann, the person who made the pro-DRM comments, not only acted in dual capacity of being in the national parliament of Austria for the ÖVP and representing the lobby and pr company Cox Orange, she was also part of the post-conference drafting committee.

I guess that should not surprise me.

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About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV for collaboration and communication, also available as Swiss hosted service Kolab Now. During his 20+ year career in Free and Open Source Software he has been author of the Brave GNU World, one of the most widely spread columns on the subject, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and provided input to various governmental and inter-governmental organisations. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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