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Google Rebuts Oracle Lawsuit, Invokes Open-Source Defense

http://mashable.com

Hours after Oracle filed suit against Google for patent infringement, Google has made it very clear that it will stand its ground. “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Googleand the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” Google said in a statement to Mashable earlier today.

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Software Patents Crisis

http://techrights.org

A look back at Professor Moglen's words about Java and last week's talk about software patents; a Microsoft-fueled agitator attacks Apple, Cisco and other Microsoft rivals using patents

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GNOME Foundation sets out new rules for copyright assignment

http://www.h-online.com

The GNOME Foundation has set out its rules for modules which require copyright assignment, but it will come down to a case-by-case decision for future modules

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The Oracle-Google Mess: A Question - Are Any of the Patents Tied to a Specific Machine?

http://www.groklaw.net

On the Oracle v. Google litigation announcement, here's something that I don't see anyone else mentioning yet. On the Oracle patents, in a post-Bilski world, the right question would seem to be: Are *any* of the asserted Oracle patents tied to a specific machine?

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Eben Moglen: “...the Patent Crisis is Not Going Away.”

http://techrights.org

Here are just some among many takes on a talk about software patents and the Bilski case, courtesy of Professor Eben Moglen
Paula Rooney: Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

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Legal DVD Playback Coming to Linux?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

In a country where the legal system is based on precedents, a judge's recent decision just may make the use of Linux a whole lot easier.

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Considerations For FLOSS Hackers About Oracle vs. Google

http://ebb.org

Many have already opined about the Oracle v. Google lawsuit filed last week. As you might expect, I'm not that worried about what company sues what company for some heap of cash; those sort of for-profit wranglings just aren't what concerns me. Rather, I'm focused on what this event means for the future of software freedom.

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Eben Moglen's LibrePlanet 2010 Keynote on the State of Free Software and the Future

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Eben Mogen of the Software Freedom Law Center recently gave the keynote address at the LibrePlanet conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation. He speaks about the current state of Free Software, what some of the challenges will be going forward, and what is needed for stage 2, as he thinks of it.

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Open Source Contributor Agreements: Purpose and Scope

https://fossbazaar.org

Contributor Agreements, also known as Contributor License Agreements (CLA), are increasingly being adopted by open source projects. This article explains the purpose of these Contributor Agreements.

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

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Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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Open letter to abolish software patents in Australia

http://apps.softwarefreedom.com.au

Software patents are dangerous and costly to business and the community. Please sign this letter to support abolishing patents on software.

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Wesnoth struggles with App Store's GPL incompatibilities

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In light of the recent GPL compliance complaint made by the Free Software Foundation against Apple's App Store, which sells and distributes software for Apple gadgets, it was probably inevitable that other problem applications would surface.

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SFC wins default judgement against GPL violator

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The Software Freedom Conservancy has won a default judgement against Westinghouse Digital Electronics in its action against 14 companies over GPL violations

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BusyBox and the GPL Prevail Again

http://www.groklaw.net

I thought you'd want to hear about what's just happened in the Software Freedom Conservancy v. Best Buy, et al case. It's another BusyBox case regarding infringement of the GPL, mostly about high definition televisions with BusyBox in them, and while the case is not finished regarding other defendants, it's certainly set another precedent.

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A Review of Verizon and Google's Net Neutrality Proposal

http://www.eff.org

Efforts to protect net neutrality that involve government regulation have always faced one fundamental obstacle: the substantial danger that the regulators will cause more harm than good for the Internet. The worst case scenario would be that, in allowing the FCC to regulate the Internet, we open the door for big business, Hollywood and the indecency police to exert even more influence on the Net than they do now.

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