DSM, EIF, RED: Acronyms on the EU level and why they matter for software freedom

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Description 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 to software freedom in Europe.

Polina Malaja is the policy analyst of the Free Software Foundation Europe.

Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) political, software
Tags copyright, EU, DRM, Free Software, DSM, Open Standards
Processing assembly Free Software Foundation Europe
Person organizing Eal
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2016/12/29 13:15
Ends at 2016/12/29 14:00
Duration 45 minutes
Location Hall C.1