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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. […]

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First of all I congratulate the revolting Egyptians on Tahrir Place, in front of the People’s Assembly and all around Egypt and the world for their brave efforts and peaceful fights. Keep on fighting. May God bless you. I am admiring your courage confronting this monster of a tumbling state. Hopefully there will grow more and more international solidarity.

The crackdown on the protesters is untold. So far Human Rights Watch estimates carefully that over 300 people have been killed mainly according to lists of the hospitals at the most important strategic places in the country, but expects the real figures to be much higher. Let us commemorate the victims as the courageous citizens on the street fighting for their rights and the rights of their families and fellow citizens against an unjust brutal regime. May they rest in peace. And may everyone be aware that they did not die for nothing.

As this is going on and US and EU politicians are paying their lip services to it, it has been reported that Abrams tanks possessed by the US-army were at the same time used allegedly by the Egyptian army during the crackdown on the 29th of January. Another thing is the report that an armored car of the US embassy in Cairo crashed in some pro Mubarak protesters. The US government claimed the car was stolen months ago. For details watch the latest news broadcast of Democracy Now, the War and Peace Report (www.democracynow.org).

Also gas bombs made in USA are used against the protesters in Egypt. I wonder how this topic looks regarding to the German Egypt relations. I could imagine it does not show much difference.

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