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Microsoft is Contacting Publications, Asking Them to Add More Anti-Linux Slant

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Microsoft is once again on a special tour wherein it pressures popular Web sites to include patent FUD against Android; Apple's bullying of bloggers leads to dissent

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Software Patents Imperialism

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Further evidence that those supporting software patents are front groups of giant corporations (seeking to tighten a monopoly) and patent lawyers who treat software patents as additional income

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Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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Things need to change and Apple needs to be seen for what it really is: a threat to innovation and freedom. For as long as anyone can remember Microsoft has been seen as the primary enemy of free and open source software (FOSS).

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Jobs on Flash: Hypocrisy So Thick You Could Cut it with a Knife

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Why, then, is Apple, in a letter full of talk of openness and standards, promoting this closed codec, a codec that will once again shackle the web to a proprietary technology, just as we're busy breaking free from Flash? ...
Jobs' letter talks about how it's bad for a platform if developers use cross-platform technologies... And yet, without any sense of shame, Apple ships iTunes for Windows.

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Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

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Steve Jobs' recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this guest editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden.

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Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)

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A look at one of the software patent culprits, who advances personal agenda at the expense of Europe's

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

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Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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Facebook Joins Microsoft’s War on ODF

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An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated further

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ACTA Versus Software Freedom

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Opinions on the emergence of the ACTA text and what it means to Free software, as well as other aspects of decreasingly-free life

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Smearing Free Software is a Terrible Business/Marketing Strategy

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FUD tactics or cheap shots against Free(dom) software no longer jives well with Jive Software

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The Legal ‘Industry’ of Software Patents

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Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expenses

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Xandros Shows Death by Microsoft

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"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.

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Bribery at HP and Penalty on GNU/Linux Use

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How Hewlett-Packard, which is currently under investigation for corruption, charges a premium on GNU/Linux after acquiring Neoware

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Ubuntu Removes gThumb and Adds More Mono

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A bizarre decision is made just weeks before the final release of Ubuntu 10.04 because an F-Spot (Mono) competitor is removed and Banshee (Mono) gains integration with Ubuntu One
Steven Rosenberg has just published a rave (finally!) about Ubuntu 10.04. He particularly likes gThumb, which can help remove Mono from Ubuntu.

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