Summary: Additional details about Microsoft’s propaganda campaign for flat fees on Free software
IN HIS many remarks on the subject, the president of the FFII continues to express concerns about FRAND — an issue we’ll spend more time covering, especially now that Microsoft pays scum like Florian Müller to promote it. This is perhaps the #1 barrier to FOSS, which some charlatan who goes by the name “FOSS patents” is trying to promote in order to suppress or kill FOSS. Talk about importance of names…
“IMCO is the leading committee,” writes the FFII’s presidet, “there are no amendments to remove FRAND, so it will probably go through [...] Too late. Greens even tabled AM260 which supports FRAND. Crazzy when you think Greens should be against swpats.”
They are perhaps being deceived, in part by Microsoft lobbying (though proxies like BSA as well).
AM260: Greens supporting the undefined FRAND term in EU law on standards, the anti-free weapon
Finally he wrote:
Greens supporting the undefined FRAND term in EU law on standards, where are we going?
We are going into FOSS as “illegal” (or incompatible as matter of law). This must be stopped. █