[GLLUG] Promotion of FOSS

Christopher Currie ccurrie at usa.net
Tue Feb 25 10:32:23 UTC 2014

They also promote open data standards (in the preamble, even above the 
specific points). An the point is that they are lobbying against a determined 
attempt by big business (and no doubt spooks) in the European parliament to 
undermine of all those things. Putting specific pressure on the EU election, 
as they are doing, is a good way of stopping that.

Genuine open standards are once again being undermined e.g. by M$'s bogus 
compliance with ODT.

Not sending this to the list.

On Tuesday 25 Feb 2014 09:42:03 Peter Cannon wrote:
> On 24/02/14 22:29, Christopher Currie wrote:
> > This will no doubt be old hat for most members of the list, but is of
> > interest to the above topic (point 10).
> > 
> > http://www.wepromise.eu/en/page/charter
> > 
> > I have views on their other points also, but those are OT.
> 1. It's not really promotion of FOSS it's number 10 on the list so very much
> way down on their list of priorities. 2. Isn't this what the FSFE already
> does?
> 3. Isn't this what the open document foundation already does?
> 4. Isn't this what the Electronic Frontier already does?
> 5. God there's so many of these do-gooders out there!
> I could go on but I think you get my point. Actually I did notice that
> Electronic Frontier and Digital rights group gets a mention on a another
> site EDRi that links from the "wepromise" site
> http://edri.org/about/#members I'm always uneasy when you have have to
> search for who's behind something, makes you wonder if there's something to
> hide? :-D
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