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EU Will Not Divulge Microsoft Contracts 219

Posted by kdawson
from the move-along-no-public-interest-here dept.
Elektroschock writes "Marco Cappato, a Liberal member of the European Parliament, wanted to inspect the EU's contracts with Microsoft. His request was denied. '...the [divulging] of [this] information could jeopardize the protection of commercial interest of Microsoft.' Apparently the European Council sees no clear public interest in the release of such contractual material, and so 'the Secretariat general concludes that the protection of Microsoft's commercial interests, being one of the commercial partners of the European institutions, prevails on the [divulging] for the public interest.'"
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Journal: War in Iraq (2)

Journal by ftvcs

It's been a year now. And I'm happy with the way things are going. The US governement (obviously controlled by the usual multinationals) has lost the war in Iraq. Hopefully this will take away the self esteem of Bush and other americans thinking they are the rulers of the universe. Al qaeda can be proud of what they achieved. Sertainly seen how they have so little means compared to the "Coalition Forces".

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Journal: (no) War in Iraq 1

Journal by ftvcs

I would just like to state I am against the war in Iraq.
I think it's childish what Americans are doing to their French toast, fries and statue of liberty.
I hope many us casualties fall and may America have another Vietnam.

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Journal: Web Analyses FreeBSD (BSD) vs. GNU/Linux (GPL)

Journal by ftvcs

I still don't see why Linux is better than BSD.
Is it because GPL is more motivating for a programmer?
I can imagine it's not nice to see your work being stolen and improved for a commercial use. Although I think the FreeBSD guys liked it very much, to see their work going into Apple's OSX.

Have you reconsidered a computer career?