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Western Digital is Bad for Freedom (and for GNU/Linux)

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Two reasons not to buy products from Western Digital, as means of making a statement to the company

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Richard Stallman Explains Why Microsoft is ‘Infiltrating’ Free/Open Source Software Events

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The freedom of the software we all sometimes use is under attack, in part thanks to companies like ACCESS and Microsoft, which found a partner in Tim O’Reilly and others who take money to change the direction of Open Source (taking it further away from Free/libre software)

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Greg DeKoenigsber Backtracks in Case of Canonical Critique

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Ubuntu hopefully emerges stronger and its parent company more willing to work upstream after Internet confrontations ignited by DeKoenigsber et al.

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Microsoft’s Top Competitors Are GNU/Linux or Users and Vendors of GNU/Linux

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In the enterprise market GNU/Linux seems to be Microsoft's most dominant threat, not Apple

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Freedom in Phones Under a Regime of Software Patents, DRM Jail, and Other Forms of Malice

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Samsung appears to be dumping LiMo and OIN brags about expanding its membership, which does more to endorse software patents rather than abolish them

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Stallman on Microsoft Sponsorship

http://www.the-source.com

Accepting the money from Microsoft would, in itself, do not harm. But Microsoft typically demands a price for its sponsorship, a price that implies a change in the nature of the event. The price might be, let someone from Microsoft give a speech. The price might be, don’t say that proprietary software is evil. The price might be, present Microsoft sponsorship in a way that inhibits
you from denouncing Microsoft’s software as unethical.

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Diversity is Good, Proprietary Software Giants Are Not

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Timely perspective on Apple, Microsoft, and the substitution of "Linux" with Android (Google's trademark)

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Presentation Slides: Threats to Software Freedom

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Thanks to those who attended the talk earlier tonight. For anyone who is interested, here are the slides of the talk which lasted about 2 hours. There was also video footage taken, but the quality may be too low. We'll find out soon.

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation Expresses Views on Free Software

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation calls software freedom not capitalist

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Could the EU walk away from ACTA?

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Over the past week, I have had several posts on ACTA in the wake of the most recent leaked text, including a scorecard on the major remaining areas of disagreement, one assessing the growing rift between the U.S. and E.U., Canadian positions on ACTA, the changed U.S. position on anti-circumvention rules, and a look at geographical indications, a key issue for the EU.

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Hawk-Eye: non-free software, proprietary hardware and software patents in Soccer Rules

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com

After the referee blunders from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, FIFA may now accept non-free systems in soccer rules. It sounds to me like a "new enclosure". For your information, Hawk-Eye is non-free software with proprietary hardware and software patents.

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Fake Friends of Linux or Software Freedom

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Timely reminder of the fact that software patents opposition is not the same of Free software advocacy

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After Harbouring MS’s OOXML Corruption, Alan Bryden Can Promote/Inhibit Software Patents in Europe

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Alan Bryden of ISO infamy may now be hurting Europe as well, essentially by using "standards" to help bring software patents to the continent

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Did Microsoft Threaten to Retaliate Against Dell for Telling the Truth About GNU/Linux?

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After public embarrassment for Microsoft, Dell "censors" its own Web pages that say GNU/Linux is more secure than Windows

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Microsoft sneaks Firefox extension into Windows update

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This week’s installment of the regular Windows Update pack seems to have included more than Microsoft has disclosed to consumers. On Tuesday, Firefox users began reporting on the mozillaZine forums that a “Search Helper Extension” had been mysteriously added to their browser upon restarting the application after the Windows Update installation.

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