Portuguese research network board resigns over govt policy

Thursday 10 January 2013 | 11:11 CET | News
The board of Portugal's Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN) resigned en bloc on 09 January, criticizing the Portuguese government for wanting to "nationalize the internet," said the outgoing president. Speaking to local radio station TSF, Pedro Veiga questioned the integration of FCCN into the Foundation for Science and Technology, part of the Ministry of Education. He called the decision "absurd" and said that IT network management is incompatible with the functions of the FCCN, which manages the Portuguese internet domain and the national scientific research network.

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Countries: Portugal
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