"The OpenParliament petition goes to the European Parliament PETI committee. The draft agenda of tomorrow mentions another interesting petition by a German citizen who has been required by the state to purchase Microsoft products. The European Parliament also forces European citizens to buy a copy of Microsoft Word to consult parliamentary questions, or to use Windows Media Player to view the European Parliament's webTV WMV streaming. Time to send the bill to President Poettering. […] Note that Mr Lueders is a well-know Microsoft & Software Patents lobbyist, who wants to raise a patent tax on every EU citizen who wants to access govermental documents via discriminatory patented standards."