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Linux: Dual-Licensing the Kernel

http://kerneltrap.org

The discussion began with a suggestion that the Linux kernel be dual-licensed GPLv2 and GPLv3. Linus noted, "I consider dual-licensing unlikely (and technically quite hard), but at least _possible_ in theory. I have yet to see any actual *reasons* for licensing under the GPLv3, though.

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Sun Responds to Microsoft's Patent Claims

http://www.newsfactor.com

Microsoft Relevant Products/Services is targeting Sun Microsystems for patent violations in its open-source software, claiming OpenOffice.org breaches 45 of its patents. Sun wasted no time in responding to the claims coming out of Redmond.

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Steve Gibson on Linux patents - or, "Clubbing baby Linux penguins"

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[Steve] Gibson, who early in the conversation makes it clear he believes in trademarks and copyrights and intellectual property -- although he sees software patents have become a problem -- and has even applied for patents when he's done consulting work, explains how patents get written and then stretched like taffy to be broader and stupider, and then he talks about his reaction to Microsoft's cl

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Achieving Openness: a closer look at ODF & OOXML

http://fussnotes.typepad.com

An open, XML-based standard for displaying and storing data files (text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations) offers a new and promising approach to data storage and document exchange among office applications.

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Torvalds on GPLv3 final draft

http://enterprise.linux.com

The GPLv3 debates are drawing to a close. By the end of the year, it may have become reality. Whether or not the Linux kernel team will adopt the new license, however is still up for debate. Linus Torvalds is not as fervently anti-GPLv3 as he was in earlier renditions of the license, but he still isn't ready to support a wholesale move to it, either.

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Legislators Wimp Out on Open Document Format Bills

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

What are we to make of this? Several things, I think, and none of them reflect very well on the legislators involved.

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IBM undeterred by setbacks to ODF adoption

http://www.linuxworld.com

"You might think the steady defeat of bills in several U.S. states to mandate the use of free interoperable file formats might dampen the spirits of IBM Corp., one of the prime supporters of the OpenDocument Format (ODF)."

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SCO of trying to smuggle in some evidence in the Novell case

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Well, here we go again. Novell now accuses SCO of trying to smuggle in some evidence and expert reports after the deadline in the Novell case too. That gives you the tone in this extraordinary filing, Novell's Evidentiary Objections to SCO's Exhibits Submitted in Support of its Summary Judgment Oppositions Filed May 18, 2007 [PDF].

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A Patent Lie

http://www.nytimes.com

Bill Gates wrote, “If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.” Mr. Gates worried that “some large company will patent some obvious thing” and use the patent to “take as much of our profits as they want.”

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Xandros CEO doesn’t agree that Linux is patent violator

http://www.networkworld.com

Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos said Thursday his company did not agree that its Linux distribution violates any Microsoft patents nor did the software giant ask Xandros to do so as part of the patent cross-licensing deal the two signed Monday.

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Microsoft, LG Sign Linux Pact

http://www.pcworld.com

Microsoft Wednesday inked another cross-licensing patent agreement, this time with South Korea's LG Electronics, covering the company's Linux-based embedded devices.

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Groklaw - Peer to Patent Project Begins June 15

http://www.groklaw.net

It's never been tried before, letting the public provide the USPTO examiners with a helping hand. The goal is to find ways to block stupid patents at the applications input level, so they don't get approved, issued, and subsequently hurt people and companies. I think of it as bug spray to kill off stupid patents before they can multiply.

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Affero GPLv3 discussion draft released

http://applications.linux.com

"The license changes keep coming. While work is wrapping up on the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), the Free Software Foundation has released the first discussion draft of the Affero GPLv3."

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New York becomes latest state to ponder ODF

http://www.infoworld.com

New York has become the latest U.S. state to ponder whether to use open standards for government document formats, though the move is not necessarily good news for proponents of the ISO standard ODF (Open Document Format).

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Microsoft Inks Linux Deal With LG

http://www.efytimes.com

Thursday, June 07, 2007: Microsoft Corp. and LG Electronics have entered into a patent cross-licence agreement to further the development of the companies ’ current and future product lines. Through the agreement, LGE will be able to use Microsoft-patented innovations in its products, including Linux-based embedded devices.

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