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MS is Still Trolling ODF and Other FOSS Causes Using Fake ‘FOSS People’

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News about ODF, SC34 which is a farce, and some of the latest heckling from Microsoft proponents who masquerade as pro-openness or impartial

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Don’t Touch NoTouch

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Miguel de Icaza and his team are promoting proprietary software called NoTouch [sic], which only targets one of the world's most restrictive operating systems

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The Threat to Software Freedom

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While free software automatically qualifies as a solution to vendor lock-in, monopolistic practices, prohibitive licensing fees, digital rights management, and a variety of other technological issues, the philosophy and ideals it stands for directly conflict with many companies’ traditional business model of selling software licenses.

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Is Apple Now Blocking Contributions To GCC?

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Yesterday on the mailing list for GCC is was brought up if Apple's Objective-C 2.0 patches for the GNU Compiler Collection could be merged back into the upstream GCC code-base as maintained by the Free Software Foundation.

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Apple is Still Attacking GNU Linux and the GPL

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Apple is said to be "blocking contributions to GCC" (which is GPL-licensed unlike LLVM and Clang); antitrust pressure on Apple causes change

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Embedding ‘Microsoft Tax’ in Linux, Using Mono

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Advice to those wishing to free Linux and remove all Microsoft tax from it (hint: avoid vendors that pay Microsoft for Linux)

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The Only Remaining Competition to Mobile Linux is Software Patents

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Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple are attacking mobile Linux using software patents, which may be their last resort in stopping world domination by mobile Linux

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Novell De-emphasises OpenOffice.org and Emphasises Mono Trojan Horses Instead

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Banshee, which Microsoft may be entitled to demand money for after an explicit warning, is being promoted by new employees of Novell, whereas other projects no longer receive much support

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Death Patents Now Challenged and Software Patents Continue to be Used by Apple and MS Against Linux

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Another quick overview of patent news most of which affecting Linux and Android

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No, Virginia! APIs, Visual Studio, and Apple Are Not Open Source

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Latest dangers to the identity of "Open Source", which increasingly means all sorts of things that depart completely from software freedom (or from software as a whole)

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Divide and Conquer: How Microsoft Fractures Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux

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Latest examples of Microsoft's strategy, wherein it sends out affiliates to pretend to be FOSS people and then promote software patent deals, separation between Open Source and Free software, departure from the GPL, promotion of "open" core (proprietary) as "Open Source", and demotion of free/libre platforms like GNU/Linux along with free suites/formats like ODF

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It’s True, Android is Not Free (Because of Microsoft Patent Extortion)

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New FUD from Microsoft staff and a reminder of what it is that really puts a price tag on Android (and it's not Google)

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Microsoft Uses Linux to ‘Succeed’

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Microsoft uses Linux-powered phones not just to make income (patent tax) but also to spread Microsoft propaganda, which includes Linux insults

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Microsoft is Said to Have Had an Anti-OpenOffice.org Seminar on Monday

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The Microsoft camp is attacking Oracle's OpenOffice.org (OOOo) while pretending that Oracle is an "evil empire" (whereas Microsoft "loves" open source)

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Mono Project Seems to be Dying (Development Virtually Halted)

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Mono development is nearly non-existent over the past month or so

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