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European Commission Support of FRAND Licenses Hurts Open Standards

January 1st, 2013 01:28 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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jrepin writes “While the UK has seen the light, the EU has actually gone backwards on open standards in recent times. The original European Interoperability Framework required royalty-free licensing, but what was doubtless a pretty intense wave of lobbying in Brussels overturned that, and EIF v2 ended up pushing FRAND, which effectively locks out open source — the whole point of the exercise. Shamefully, some parts of the European Commission are still attacking open source.”

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