Free Software Research and Civil Society

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| The STACS project wants to explore the possibility of joint research projects
| between civil society and public research bodies. This workshop is one step
| in that process and will serve as a research project "incubator", trying to
| identify and activate possible research cooperations.


Microsoft’s secretive standards orgs in Former Yugoslavia

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| Croatian laws keep its national body’s votes secret, so the only way for the
| Croatian public to find out how the process went would be if a board member
| illegally leaked information out of CSI. This is, of course, unlikely to
| happen. And the Serbian national standardization body is not officially
| formed, so those two votes were easy for Microsoft, and probably not only
| ones around the globe. * * *