News in (Very) Brief

Since, for various reasons, I won't be posting any longer entries this week, here's what I hope is a twitterific summary of various open source stories and related issues from the last few days (in reverse chronological order). Feedback on...

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Since, for various reasons, I won't be posting any longer entries this week, here's what I hope is a twitterific summary of various open source stories and related issues from the last few days (in reverse chronological order). Feedback on whether or not people find this useful would be welcome.

Digital Economy Act: is Jeremy Hunt extending it by the back-door? - http://bit.ly/gsU1tA need to keep close eye on this #deact

#Germany's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ditch open source desktop - http://bit.ly/hJLf5x wie sagt man "lock-in" auf Deutsch?

Puppet Labs - http://rww.to/gNKq3y "Puppet for the Enterprise is the paid version of the open-source framework"; another OSS startup

#Quora's Technology Examined - http://bit.ly/hxsWzZ stuffed to the gunwales with #opensource, as you'd expect – incl #ubuntu (v @gnat)

Microsoft Fully Backs H.264 & Has 3,000 Words To Prove It - http://tcrn.ch/hxsd3y just loves smell of proprietary standards in the morning

VideoLAN project celebrates 10 years of open source - http://bit.ly/e7u9Jk fab project: let them eat cake #opensource

Open source & free Linux system for teachers & pupils at Greek elementary schools - http://bit.ly/gQGsNt needed for this MS world #greece

EU sees alarming innovation gap for European firms - http://bbc.in/e1YWoM EU conflates more #patents with more #innovation (v @auxbuss)

Open-source forkers declare #Oracle independence - http://bit.ly/guWO8s when Jenkins left Hudson #forks #opensource

OSOR publishes a new "Legal Corner" section and a #licence wizard! - http://bit.ly/fGnFQt just what you wanted #opensource

DE Act: should Parliament pass flawed ISP costs order? - http://bit.ly/dYBB3C yet more problems for #deact, this time from #eu

EC consults on the modernisation of the European Public #Procurement Market - http://bit.ly/etGi5Y #opensource input needed (v @webmink)

Digital Economy Act Costs – an unlawful Prisoners Dilemma - http://bit.ly/greTuD sheer incompetence or playing dirty: you choose #deact

An anthropologist's view of an open source community - http://bit.ly/h1qWn7 always interesting to have #anthropology #opensource

Customize Your Car's Electronics Using Arduino - http://bit.ly/gaTaJZ v cool #arduino #openhardware

RT @NeelieKroesEU Communication is a human right, no matter where you live #Egypt #EU >>pity #3strikes takes it away #hadop #acta

Openistas question UK.gov's £300k crime-mapping website - http://bit.ly/gCPtgR quite right, too #opendata #uk

#Mozilla #Firefox L10N Evening – London http://bit.ly/eQ0NOT 08 February 2011, all about localisation

Researchers enable #mesh #WiFi networking for #Android smartphones - http://bit.ly/fbTxgy ooh, exciting #resilience

Copyright is a Limitation of Property Rights - http://bit.ly/gGmcVz nicely put #copyright #intellectualmonopoly

EC prefers #opensource for new IT systems deployed by contractors - http://bit.ly/eZwruy not quite sure I know what that means in practice

Open Public Data: Then What? - Part 1 - http://bit.ly/gOoVqt raises important issues #opendata #transparency

Why I'm not an open source person any more - http://bit.ly/hZEpqi 'cos OSS has won, & there are new openness battles to win (v @remixtures)

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