[News] FOSS Groups Fight Lobbying with Lobbying

[News] FOSS Groups Fight Lobbying with Lobbying

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 16 Mar 2010 01:55:29


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Software Freedom Has A Posse

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| Youl recall I posted a long analysis of the
| sick position the IIPA took urging the US Trade
| Representative (USTR) to discriminate against
| countries around the world if they have a
| preference for software freedom. That analysis
| become an input for the excellent position
| statement, written collaboratively by the OSI
| Board and posted by OSI President Michael
| Tiemann, calling for action by national groups.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

OSFA joins OSI in refuting IIPA's attack on open source

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Recent:

OSFA Submits Guidlines to Obama Administration

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| Check out OpenGov Tracker. The ideas are
| there, with good discussion, but I
| doubtful about the numbers. The op ideas | all have under 100 votes. It a new site,
| sure, but I wonder if people can get
| enthusiastic about trying to influence the
| government.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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