ZDNET UK: European Commission investigates open sourceDec 22, 1999, 17:25 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Group looking into legal, funding, patent issues around projects such as Apache, Linux and EROS."
"The European Commission has received a report from a team assigned to investigate the phenomenon of free software and come up with recommendations on what funding the European Community should provide for open source ventures."
"The European Working Group on Libre Software has been appointed to analyse the issues surrounding the open source movement or "libre software" as it refers to it. Libre means free speech in French and the group feels that this more accurately defines the idea of open source than the term "free software."