Friday, December 03, 2010

Calling the UK Minister to act to protect the Internet's openness

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Calling the UK Minister to act to protect the Internet's openness


Today, a group of 18 organizations representing a broad spectrum of society and the economy has sent an open letter to Ed Vaizey, MP, the UK Minister in charge of digital issues, to call on the UK Government to reflect their recent commitment to the open Internet in action on the ground. Skype is part of this initiative because we believe it is important to remind policy makers, local governments and regulators throughout Europe that a verbal commitment will not be sufficient to establish and protect openness.

We strongly welcome the UK Government's recent statement of support for the open Internet, but we must not forget about the existing restrictions in place in the UK and many other countries around the globe. For example, in countries like France, Germany, Spain, or the UK (to name only a few), several, if not all, mobile operators prohibit their customers from using Skype on their mobiles or they only allow Skype usage at extra cost. Similar restrictions affect many other uses of the Internet, such as video, audio, instant messaging, streaming, P2P, etc. In order to remove these restrictions, the governments and regulatory authorities in these countries - including the UK - need to make sure that:
Users can send and receive the content, use the services and run the applications of their choice on the Internet, on the device of their choice

Traffic management is kept to a minimum, and only in place for purely technical or security reasons

There is meaningful transparency for consumers about traffic management

New models of Internet access don't compromise openness

Effective enforcement mechanisms are in place to ensure openness

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Scribus 1.3.9

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Scribus 1.3.9

Scribus - 47.45MB (Open Source)

Scribus is an open-source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows.
It is powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best result. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike through our mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bugtracker.
Scribus supports professional features, such as CMYK color, spot color, separations, ICC color and robust commercial grade PDF.


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