Surfing the Internet aimlessly yesterday I came across a very worrying message from Computerworld which warns us in a well documented post that free/open source and open standards in Europe are being seriously threatened.
The site reports a Microsoft wicked lobbying campaign meant to dramatically change the EU IT policy leaving open standards and open source out of it : “The battleground is the imminent Digital Agenda for Europe, due to be unveiled by the European Commission in a month’s time, and which defines the overall framework for Europe’s digital policy,” says the site.
Looks like a call to arms since a good piece of our freedom is at stake here: “The battle over open source and open standards is taking place in the context of the European Commission’s efforts to promote interoperability, which it has been working on for some years now.”
To learn more details about this impeding battle we must fight and how you can carry this fight go here.
“We need to get as many people as possible writing to the key Commissioners *now* if we are to stop them,” urges Glyn Moody at Computerworld, and that’s definitely an option we should all consider.