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Birgitta Jonsdottir Pirate Party Iceland

Birgitta Jonsdottir from the Icelandic Pirate Party at the Pirate Security Conference 2017 in Munich – Image Credits: Monika Ermert

Dismantling Of LiMux On Eve Of Pirate Party Security Conference

20/02/2017 by Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch

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MUNICH — For the Pirate Party gathered at the Pirate Security Conference (PirateSecon) in Munich this is bad news. On the eve of the PirateSecon, held alongside the big Munich Security Conference, the city council of Munich decided to reverse the once-celebrated migration to LiMux, its much reported about Linux platform. For the German Pirate Party, the dismantling of “LiMux” is a step in the wrong direction. At the third edition of the Pirate Security Conference Pirate Party members from Luxembourg, Iceland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic discussed how to take back data and even algorithms – and how to win elections.

The Pirate Security Conference took place from 16-19 February.

The Munich Security Conference took place from 17-19 February.

The controversial Linux decision was taken on 15 February by the majority of the Munich City Council members – Conservative and Social Democrats. The much fought over decision obliges the administration of the Bavarian capital to “immediately develop a concept that allows the realisation of a standard unified client architecture based on a Windows based client before 31.12.2020.” For all standard functionalities (text, spreadsheet, presentation software, PDF reader, email client and internet browser) uniform and commercially available standard products are to be used. […]

read more: http://www.ip-watch.org/2017/02/20/dismantling-limux-eve-pirate-party-security-conference/

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