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Why I'm Rooting for Microsoft

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

It will not have escaped your notice that the patent system has been the subject of several posts on this blog, or that the general tenor is pretty simple: it's broken, and nowhere more evidently so than for software. Anyone can see that, but what is much harder is seeing how to fix it given the huge vested interests at work here.

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FOSDEM 2011 Infiltrated by Microsoft

http://techrights.org

“I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. [...] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?” –Microsoft's chief evangelist. So: Microsoft is trying to “kill” yet another event of its competitors by repelling attendees and changing the agenda in exchange for money

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FOSDEM 2011 Infiltrated by Microsoft

http://techrights.org

“I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. [...] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?” –Microsoft's chief evangelist. So: Microsoft is trying to “kill” yet another event of its competitors by repelling attendees and changing the agenda in exchange for money

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New Push for Software Patents in Europe (Innovation Union)

http://techrights.org

The debate over patents in Europe is starting to heat up again, just shortly after the patent maximalists got defeated; Sir Tim Berners-Lee explains his opposition to (F)RAND, in addition to software patents

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New Push for Software Patents in Europe (Innovation Union)

http://techrights.org

The debate over patents in Europe is starting to heat up again, just shortly after the patent maximalists got defeated; Sir Tim Berners-Lee explains his opposition to (F)RAND, in addition to software patents

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Open Source has won precisely because we no longer notice it

http://www.bangkokpost.com

Open source has won. Oh, how time flies. When I started writing in Database in May 2003, my first column was about how the ICT Ministry had got the budget PC programme all wrong. ICT Minister Surapong had announced his great success at negotiating the inclusion of Windows XP and Office XP at just 1,500 baht, a 90 percent discount. He saw it as success. I saw it as capitulation.

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Previous Article Next Article Microsoft breaks petaflop barrier, loses Top 500 spot to Linux

http://www.networkworld.com

The newest Top 500 ranking came out today, and Microsoft still hasn't placed a petaflop machine on the prestigious list.

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Why Oracle Wants LibreOffice to Succeed

http://www.itworld.com

The outcome of the LibreOffice fork is pretty much on a course to set up the same conditions Oracle has tried to use to its advantage with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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God help us: Internet Explorer 6 Lives On

http://www.zdnet.com

Despite all these alternatives and IE6’s security problems, according to site analytics vendor Net Applications, the decrepit Web browser still has almost 15% of the world market.

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Is Mac OS Lion More Advanced Than Linux?

http://www.muktware.com

I just wanted to make a point that no, Mac is not the most advanced OS in the world. On the contrary it appears to me like one of the least capable OSes from among Windows, BSD and Linux.

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Evercookie: Invasion of the Browser Snatchers!

http://blogs.sitepoint.com

What’s more, any time Evercookie discovers any of it’s cookies missing, it quietly and efficiently recreates and replaces them.

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Microsoft plans biggest ever Patch Tuesday

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Some days, you almost feel sorry for them. Isn't Free Software great!

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Red Hat Site Remarking on Fake Blogging/Reviews (Like Microsoft’s and Apple’s)

http://techrights.org

Microsoft and Apple "talking heads" deserve federal scrutiny for deceiving the public and Rebecca Fernandez writes about the subject

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Likewise Software is Faking Open Source, But So Do Many Others

http://techrights.org

Companies that are selling proprietary software present their products and themselves publicly as "open source"; some are actually linked closely to Microsoft

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Red Hat Should Eliminate All of Its Patents, or At Least Attach Self-Destructive Clauses to Them

http://techrights.org

In order to prevent software patents which are owned by Red Hat from falling into the wrong hands (e.g. in an acquisition like Oracle's), something should be done to diffuse them
Red Hat's patents are a subject we previously wrote about in posts such as

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