Opposition

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Opposition - opposition to free software - fud, opponents in the media, negative reviews of free software, negative reviews of opponents, etc.
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Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-In

http://www.talkincloud.com

The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.

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SUSE and Microsoft renew the Novell deal

http://www.h-online.com

It's never over until the fat lady sings. SUSE finally rejects all pretensions to Free Software loyalty.

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Anonymous hacks Sony PS3 sites

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Several Sony PlayStation sites are unavailable this morning thanks to what looks like a distributed denial of service attack launched by Anonymous.

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Microsoft on supply chain anti-piracy push

http://www.itnews.com.au

Microsoft has lobbied state legislators in the US to introduce a law which would prevent a business selling goods and services if one of its (possibly foreign) suppliers was found to be using pirated Microsoft software.

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Android: Sued by Microsoft, not by Linux

http://www.itworld.com

Microsoft's attempts to bring down Android via litigation rather than innovation continued apace today, as the software giant filed another patent lawsuit against an Android client, this time top US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, which sells the Nook e-reader.

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US Proposals For Secret TPP 'Son Of ACTA' Treaty Leaked; Chock Full Of Awful Ideas

http://www.techdirt.com

The USTR has shown what it's learned from the ACTA negotiations: which is that it can absolutely get away with unprecedented levels of secrecy. It has no problem sharing details with industry representatives, but the public and consumers who will be most impacted by the intellectual property rules found in TPP are kept completely away.

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Sony’s War on Makers, Hackers, and Innovators

http://blog.makezine.com

There’s at least someone there [who] would wants to avoid Sony spending its last days sending DMCAs to anyone who tweets “46DCEAD317FE45D80923EB97E4956410D4CDB2C2″. The talented artists, designers, and engineers who work at Sony deserve better, and their customers deserve better. [Here is] a top 7 list [of Sony's abuse of its customers].

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Microsoft Bans Open Source on Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

http://jordanopensource.org

The sale of free software on Windows Phone Marketplace has been stopped by Microsoft, which has barred applications licensed under the GNU General Public License v3 (GPLv3), Affero GPLv3, and LGPLv3 from its marketplace.

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Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice To GitHub

http://slashdot.org

On January 27, Sony Computer Entertainment America sent a DMCA takedown notice to GitHub demanding the removal of 6 repositories, all of which were related to jailbreaking or homebrew development for the PS3.

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Australia Mandates Microsoft's OOXML

http://it.slashdot.org

The Australian Government has released a policy that mandates the ECMA-376 version of Microsoft's Office Open XML standard and productivity suites that can 'read and write' the .docx format. If you're not familiar with the OOXML fiasco, take a look at http://noooxml.org/ for the sordid details.

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Apple – The Competent Danger to Free Software – Part Two

http://madhatter.ca

A while back I wrote an article titled Apple – The Competent Danger to Free Software. It got a lot of hits. It also caused a few people to send me emails, one of which called me a traitor to Free Software.

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What is Traitorware?

https://www.eff.org

Your digital camera may embed metadata into photographs with the camera's serial number or your location. Your printer may be incorporating a secret code on every page it prints which could be used to identify the printer and potentially the person who used it.

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Mark Zuckerberg is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year? Where's the "dislike" button?

http://www.fsf.org

Put our dislike button and other anti-Facebook messages on your own site.
Our button, of course, is not linked to any surveillance database or tracking system.

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The Blog of Helios: AT&T Blocks Linux Configuration

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com

It stood as a sentry against the configuration page. No matter what we did, we ended up with the instructions to install the software. Software that required Microsoft Windows or a Mac system.

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Mono: Unsafe At Any Speed

http://www.the-source.com

So, that’s the 5 most popular (give-or-take) Mono applications for Linux. Not a single one of which doesn’t have a significant amount of references to non-ECMA namespaces.

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