Free software, digital liberties
Update: comments from Microsoft's Andrea Valboni at the end of this post.
Ten millions euro a year, three years, starting last year. A lot of money to innovation and open source for the Public Administration, financed by the National Italian Government. Nobody seems to have seen them, so somebody questioned the Ministry.
Stefano Maffulli has a campaign logo:
Roberto Galoppini reports:
Long forgotten, I have found again an article bearing an interview I gave to a very competent journalist, Dennis Byron, for ebizQ. The interview turned to be a recount by Dennis of the at-the-time current status of the Microsoft vs. EU Commission case. This is before the recent events that brought to an agreement between the Samba Team, through the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation, and Microsoft (more details in my related entry).
Almost four years after a Decision of the European Commission found Microsoft in blatant breach of antitrust laws, more than nine years after the initial complaint was filed by Sun Microsystems, we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Today Microsoft and the Samba Team struck a deal to create the WSPP agreement.
There is still no translation of this article. I would not oppose anybody offering a translation. ;-)
Il 29 Giugno 2007 è stata pubblicata la terza versione della GNU GPL, la licenza “principe” del Software Libero – o Open Source. La nuova versione segue a quasi sedici anni di distanza la precedente versione. Perché questo evento era atteso con trepidazione – da qualcuno con ansia e qual è l'importanza di una licenza? Quali sono le conseguenze che l'approvazione di una licenza possono portare?