- Free Information Infrastructure
"Free Information Infrastructure" is a term used primarily in
Europemirroring the official US term National Information Infrastructure, introduced in early nineties by a U.S. Patent Office paper. [ [http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/ Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure ] ]
global information infrastructureand information highwaywere also used as a governmental term for the Net.
Free Information Infrastructure rather focuses on freedom and is widely used by
open standards lobby groups in Europe.
Free Information Infrastructure focuses on the
Internet. The Internet and the media that is used to access the net shall be free.
A Free Information Infrastructure comprises
software patents, no patents for eCommerceand data processing.
* Free access.
* Little control by state.
* Strong competition law.
* Sometimes: Free/Libre (Open Source) Software.
Some groups such as
EuroLinuxand FFIIrefer to it.
* [http://www.perspektive89.com/2006/10/18/free_culture_free_software_free_infrastructures_openness_and_freedom_in_every_layer_of_the_network_flo_fleissig_episo Free Culture, Free Software, Free Infrastructures! Openness and Freedom in every Layer of the Network] Video with Kloschi (Freifunk), Kurt Jansson (Wikimedia), Jürgen Neumann (Freifunk), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (United Nations University), Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons) and Allison and Benoit (Montréal Wireless)
* [http://www.anysubject.com/helpful-guides.asp Free information directory]
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