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GPLv3 submitted to Open Source Initiative for approval

http://www.linux.com

This was the body of an email message sent to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) license-discuss email list less than two hours after the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) was officially announced by the Free Software Foundation (FSF): "I submit the following licenses for consideration by the OSI for inclusion in the list of licenses complying with the OSD."

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GPLv3 arrives, but nobody seems to care

http://www.linux-watch.com

Tell me, is anyone of significance -- besides the Samba Group for its CIFS (Common Internet File System) Windows-compatible file and print server program, and the license's creators, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) -- going to adopt the GPLv3 (GNU General Public License Version 3)?

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FSF - FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF's official announcement of GPLv3's release.

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No discussion topics were cut off by the OOXML Contradiction Period

http://www.sutor.com

I’m hearing reports that people in national standards bodies are being told blatantly false information about what they can and cannot discuss during the current JTC1 Fast Track process for OOXML.

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Is a Linux Civil War in the Making?

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft's partnership with Novell got a lot of people in the open-source community fired up. Since then, Microsoft's Linux deals with Linspire and Xandros have just thrown gasoline on the fire. Now, it appears that Red Hat, the leading Linux company and the most vocal opponent to Microsoft wheeling and dealing, tried to make its own deal with Microsoft before the Novell one was released.

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Microsoft Gives OIN the Cold Shoulder

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community have suggested would benefit them both.
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FSF - GNU GPLv3 Launch

http://www.fsf.org

On Friday, June 29, at 12 noon (EDT), the Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3. Please, join us in celebration as we bring to a close eighteen months of public outreach and comment in revision of the world's most popular free software license.

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GPL v3, the Q&A

http://tieguy.org

Q: So why are we here?
A: At the end of this week, after 16 years, the Free Software Foundation should bless version three of the GNU General Public License, the sequel to what is arguably the most widely used and most impactful copyright license ever.1

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Over 5,500 Projects Slated to Adopt GPL 3

http://www.internetnews.com

The official final release of the GPL is still a day away, but it's possible that over 5,500 projects could be migrating to it in very quickly.
Software vendor Palamida, which develops an application that is used to identify licenses and potential licensing issues, estimates that at least 5,509 projects have indicated an intention to move to GPL version 3.

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Red Hat CEO says he talked patents with Microsoft - washingtonpost.com

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Red Hat's CEO, Matthew Szulik, has confirmed that Red Hat has held negotiations with Microsoft about exclusive patent deals. He refused to say whether they were still negotiating.

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Does Google Have Another Move in Vista Chess Game?

http://technewsworld.com

Google's protests over the way desktop search is handled in Microsoft's Vista OS have so far fallen on deaf ears. A U.S. district judge denied Google's request to extend Microsoft's antitrust agreement with federal and state governments, essentially saying the matter was none of Google's business. The judge suggested that Google appeal to DoJ, which has shown no sympathy for the search giant.

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Patches - New Firm Eager to Slap Patents on Security Patches

http://securitywatch.eweek.com

a new firm is offering to work with you on a vulnerability patch that they will then patent and go to court to defend. You'll split the profits with the firm, Intellectual Weapons, if they manage to sell the patch to the vendor.

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E-voting vendor succumbs to California source code demands

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Electronic voting machines vendor Election Systems & Software Inc. has finally given in to demands by California's Secretary of State office that it submit the source code used in one of its products. But it made it abundantly clear it is unhappy about the requirement.

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GPLv3 due on Friday 29th

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

After a year and a half, GPLv3 is finally due this Friday, June 29th. Starting with the January 2006 launch, our focus in FSFE has on raising awareness and informing the free software community. Making transcripts of the January 16th launch and RMS's first GPLv3 presentations...and getting them on Slashdot was a good start.

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BBC takes political hits for rejecting open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The BBC wants to put its shows on the Web, and made a deal with Microsoft for the technology required to do that. (That’s the Tardis, from Dr. Who, one of many fine BBC programs.)
This has the BBC in political hot water. Boingboing says it’s a DRM issue, but the country’s Open Source Business Consortium has complained to the EC, calling it an attempt to cement Microsoft’s monopoly:

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