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January 8, 2007

EU withdraws claim that Linux support is illegal

Filed under: linux — tuxicity @ 1:09 pm

As reported last week, the EU had claimed that Linux users could not legally view its video streams — after many thousands complained that they are being excluded. The streaming service offers many important videos of the EU’s debates and briefings, but only to Windows and Mac OS users.

The claim, which was contained in a widely viewed questions-and-answers document on the EU’s site, has now been amended following inquiries from ZDNet UK.

A spokesman for the Council of the EU, the Union’s representative body, told ZDNet UK: “It was originally written in French, and the French version has no such statement. So it is a mistake.”

But while the statement has now been removed from the document, the EU is continuing to allow only Windows and Mac OS users to view the videos. Linux users are left out in the cold.

ZDNet UK | More…

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