Update: the FSFE has been admitted.
Today the Free Software Foundation Europe has announced its request to be admitted as an intersted third party in the investigation that the Commission is undergoing on the tying of Microsoft Internet Explorer in various issues of Microsoft Windows (from 98 to Vista).
A nicely written, clear and solid article on software development in the Free (Open Source) Software distributed model. Which is one of the possible development models (roughly, the Bazaar).
Definitely worth a mention. Have a look at the article How Open Source Software Can Save the ICT Industry One Trillion Dollars per Year., by Micael Tiemann (Creative Commons by 2.5, I believe, but check with the author). Some further notes at http://www.opensource.org/node/384 .
The Commission has served a statement of objection to Microsoft following the complaint by Opera Software on abuses in the field of web browsers. I planned to write something on this blog when the news spread, but things have accumulated and I could not find enough time.
This is the full transcript of the acceptance speech by newly appointed President Barack Hussein Obama. Most remarkable quote, goose-bumps when I heard it: "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake". (Emphasis added).