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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Tuesday, October 24 • 10:55 - 11:35
DSM, EIF, RED: Acronyms on the EU Level and Why They Matter for Software Freedom - Polina Malaja, Free Software Foundation Europe

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In the coming years, the EU is determined to bring its industries to the digital market and acquire a leading position on the global tech market. In order to achieve this ambitious goal of allowing Europe's "own Google or Facebook" to emerge, the EU has come up with several political and legislative proposals that obviously cannot overlook software. Three or more magic letters combined in an acronym have, therefore, the power to either support innovation and fair competition, or drown the EU in its vendor lock-in completely. The terms "open standards", "open platforms", and Free Software are being used more and more often but does it mean that the EU is "opening" up for software freedom for real? My talk will explain how several current EU digital policies interact with Free Software, and each other, and what does it mean for software freedom in Europe.

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Polina Malaja

Policy Analyst and Legal Coordinator, Free Software Foundation Europe
Polina Malaja is the Policy Analyst and the Legal Coordinator at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Holding LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law, she is deeply interested in interactions between fundamental rights and freedoms and t... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:55 - 11:35
Berlin/Brussels

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