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Free as in freedom? A tale of forced… bundling

Free as in freedom? A tale of forced… bundling

In 2015, the French Court of Cassation submitted a request for preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union in an interesting case about forced bundling of computers and software. The outcome was long anticipated by the free software community which has been advocating for a long time against this practice of computer manufactures and major software companies. It was seen as a hope of putting an end to the so-called ‘ Windows tax’. With the decision in Deroo-Blanquart, however, these hopes seem to have been dashed.

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