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The Future of Mono and MonoTouch is Uncertain

http://techrights.org

Why programming with Mono (or with MonoTouch) is a risky thing to do, especially now that Novell is up for sale and Apple blocks .NET/Mono

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Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

http://www.networkworld.com

News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

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One Hand Shows “Open Source”, Another Hand Shows SaaS

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A look at Microsoft's fascinating strategy of embracing competition through deceptive maneuvers and playful use of words

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Thumbs up to Ubuntu for Removing a Part of MS; TurboHercules Likely a Psystar-Type MS Shell

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An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactless

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Microsoft’s Ally Fortify Software Attacks Free Software Again

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Fortify's latest cheap shot at Firefox is very weak and difficult to justify (Fortify is very close to Microsoft)

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Microsoft is Still Cheating in Browser Ballot — Claim

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Microsoft has found "creative" ways of preventing people from actually choosing a Web browser other than Internet Explorer, according to Håkon Wium Lie from Opera Software (the infamous butterfly ballot is shown above)

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Microsoft Still Pretends to be “Open” for and to Government Contracts

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Supported by its own press and advanced by other regular allies, Microsoft comes equipped with required marketing themes to inject proprietary software into governments, under the guise of "open"

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The ‘Conspiracy’ of Mono

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Further analysis of the response to Mono criticism and the abuse directed against those who dissent against Mono

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Misleading PR Campaign From Microsoft About “Open Source”

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Debunking the increasingly-widespread myth that Microsoft has changed and that it has an interest in Free/Open Source software

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Microsoft's Bing has banned Openoffice??

http://www.katonda.com

Microsoft Bing has many flaws, but this one seems to be the most outrageous one. If you try to search for OpenOffice on Bing, it will not show you the actual OpenOffice.org website but will show pages from random websites like OpenOffice.com or other non-OpenOffice.org websites.

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Microsoft Pulls an EDGI in Russia to Block GNU/Linux in Schools

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Microsoft is dumping Windows on all Russian schools in order to hinder the nationwide migration to GNU/Linux, which it has already attempted to derail several times before

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SD Times Removes Miguel de Icaza’s Admission That Mono Has Patent Problems

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An article that quotes rather damning material about Mono suddenly vanishes without a trace and Microsoft MVP Miguel de Icaza still attacks critics of patents around Mono (which he himself implicitly criticised in the now-vanished article)

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Anti-Citizen Tyranny Agreement (ACTA) Negotiations VIdeo

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Yesterday's session at Brussels, discussing the "Anti-Citizen Tyranny Agreement"

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Open Irony: Microsoft Creates/Sponsors OpenMainframe.org to Attack GNU/Linux

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War is peace and Microsoft is the new "open". Details on the latest attack of Microsoft against GNU/Linux, using proxies

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IMAX — Not Just Apple — Attacks Free Software With Software Patents

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Another legal attack against Free software comes in the form of a threat (issued against Sandy3D) and Apple's reason for suing Android seems like gradual iPhone defeat (Linux is winning)

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