The Monthly GNU Column

BRAVE GNU WORLD

Article from Issue 56/2005
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This column looks into projects and current affairs in the world of free software from the perspective of the GNU Project and the FSF. In this issue, I’ll focus on Comspari and the EU decision on software patents.

In the past, the German government has often caused a (positive) stir due to its activities with free software. The Federal Ministry of the Economy (BMWi) sponsored Gnupg [1], for example. Add to this a number of accompanying activities, such as a report by the Bavarian Accounts Office, the KBST letter, and the highly acclaimed migration guide by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). Kolab Besides dedicated sponsorship, the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) part of BMI launched the Kroupware project in 2002. The public tender by the BSI was aimed to produce a groupware solution that would support strong cryptography and integrate seamlessly into a heterogeneous environment.

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