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Microsoft trounces pro-ODF forces in state battles over open document formats

http://www.computerworld.com

In a resounding victory for Microsoft Corp., bills seeking to mandate the use of open document formats by government agencies have been defeated in five states, and only a much-watered-down version of such legislation was signed into law in a sixth state.

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Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn

http://www.linuxjournal.com

"Not since SCO has there been a company so reviled by the open source community as Novell following its deal with Microsoft.

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"Science" not to accept submissions in Microsoft Office 2007 format

http://www.robweir.com

In their own words:
"Because of changes Microsoft has made in its recent Word release that are incompatible with our internal workflow, which was built around previous versions of the software, Science cannot at present accept any files in the new .docx format produced through Microsoft Word 2007, either for initial submission or for revision."

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Deposition of Darl McBride in Novell: Dreaming of Billions From Linux

http://www.groklaw.net

In Darl's own words:

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GPLv3 authors comment on final draft

http://www.linux-watch.com

"Microsoft made a few mistakes in the Novell-Microsoft deal, and GPLv3 is designed to turn them against Microsoft, extending that limited patent protection to the whole community," explains GPLv3 co-author Richard M. Stallman.

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Why upgrade to GPL version 3

http://community.linux.com

Version 3 of the GNU General Public License will soon be finished, enabling free software packages to upgrade from GPL version 2. This article explains why upgrading the license is important.

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Does Microsoft have Wine in its patent sights?

http://www.cbronline.com

Microsoft signed with Novell, and then got all "everyone else is violating our patents". This article talks about what was EXCLUDED from the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and the potential this has for a Microsoft attack.

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Ubuntu Founder Says Microsoft Not A Big Threat

http://www.techworld.com

Who says that Microsoft and free software developers are enemies?

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Novell Worries About GPL v3

http://news.com.com

In its annual report for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, Novell expressed concerns over how the new version of the GPL may affect their business. Microsoft might stop distributing SUSE coupons if the GPL version 3 interferes with their agreement or puts Microsoft's patents at risk, ultimately causing Novell's business and operating results to be adversely affected.

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Microsoft, Novell, and "Clone Product" Lawsuits

http://arstechnica.com

"The MS/Novell deal specifically excludes patent protection for "clone products." In the agreement, a clone product is broadly defined as "a product (or major component thereof) of a Party that has the same or substantially the same features and functionality as a then-existing product (or major component thereof) of the other Party ...

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Linux Foundation: We Have Our Own Patent 'Arsenal'

http://www.betanews.com

Touch one member of the GNU/Linux community, and you will have to deal with all of us, touch one member of the GNU/Linux community, and you will have to deal with all of us

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Chris Sontag Admits to

http://www.groklaw.net

[...]So it looks like SCOsource was the first draft or dress rehearsal for what Microsoft is now trying with patents, all right, trying to find a way to neuter the GPL so it can tax Linux[...]

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