Microsoft rethinks rules on open source software apps in its Microsoft Store

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Microsoft has revised the wording of its Microsoft Store policies after fears the previous wording would ban open source software developers from making profits from their apps on the store. 

Giorgio Sardo, general manager (GM) in the Experiences and Devices group at Microsoft and GM for the Microsoft Store, announced the changes today via Twitter concerning sections 10.8.7 and 11.2 of the Store policy document. These sections regard how much developers charge for apps and the copyright infringement reporting to Microsoft, respectively. 

The new wording for section 10.8.7 says: “In cases where you determine the pricing for your

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UK pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog | Technology News

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Authorities in the United Kingdom and across Europe have been leading the global push to clamp down on tech companies.

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online — or face the threat of big fines.

The United Kingdom government on Friday outlined the powers it is planning for its Digital Markets Unit, a regulator set up last year to take on the dominance of tech giants. It did not specify when the rules would take effect, saying only

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