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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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

http://techrights.org

Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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The bad guys are worried - did we win?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently two pieces of first class anti-free software diatribe hit the headlines. The first is Microsoft’s “please don’t use OpenOffice.org” video and the second is Steve Jobs’ anti-Android rant. Both are pretty shallow attempts at deflection and have been rightly called out as actually endorsing the subject of the attack as a valid opponent.

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Nichi Vendola explains (but does he?) his Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft

http://stop.zona-m.net

The day after signing a Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft, Nichi Vendola, president of the Puglia Region in Italy, published an explanation on the website of its party. Unfortunately, he doesn't really explains much.

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Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell, Microsoft helps

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Attachmate has agreed to acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Attachmate, which got its start as a terminal emulation company in 1982, is privately held. Its primary owners are the private equity firms Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

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UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

http://news.slashdot.org

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has backed a "two-speed" internet, letting service providers charge content makers and customers for "fast lane" access. In other words, welcome to the slow lane!

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The Real Threat Of Windows Phone 7

http://tech.shantanugoel.com

Windows Phone 7 is a threat to the world wide web and web apps. It plans to help the developers and users by going one up on fragmentation of Android but in the process will fragment the web app world itself. This is because the browser in WP7 is based on Internet Explorer 7.

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A response to microsoft’s a few perspectives on openoffice.org

http://drascus.wordpress.com

Okay So I am sure that we all have heard saw this bomb of a video that Microsoft has unleashed on the world. Apparently when your own product is really crappy the only way you can get ahead is by making these little videos attacking non-profit opensource projects like the Openoffice community.

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Where, oh where, is the ECMA-compliant Mono source code?

http://www.itwire.com

De Icaza is extremely punctual in announcing these Mono releases. However, there is one release which he hasn't spoken about for more than a year - and which, I think, he would like everyone to forget about.

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Guile removed from GDB

http://lists.gnu.org

Andy Wingo : « That's unfortunate. Guile is the GNU extension language, you know. »

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Legal Terrorism Microsoft Style

http://planet.gnu.org

Microsoft is transforming from a proprietary software vendor into a litigation house, using the mere threat of patent lawsuits to effectively extort payments like a modern day Al Capone.

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5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

http://www.pcworld.com

On security, customization, hardware, reliability, and price, Linux blows Apples contender out of the water. Not to mention respecting the basic users' freedoms to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.

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The Threat to Software Freedom

http://blogs.sitepoint.com

While free software automatically qualifies as a solution to vendor lock-in, monopolistic practices, prohibitive licensing fees, digital rights management, and a variety of other technological issues, the philosophy and ideals it stands for directly conflict with many companies’ traditional business model of selling software licenses.

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Don’t Touch NoTouch

http://techrights.org

Miguel de Icaza and his team are promoting proprietary software called NoTouch [sic], which only targets one of the world's most restrictive operating systems

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MS is Still Trolling ODF and Other FOSS Causes Using Fake ‘FOSS People’

http://techrights.org

News about ODF, SC34 which is a farce, and some of the latest heckling from Microsoft proponents who masquerade as pro-openness or impartial

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Is Apple Now Blocking Contributions To GCC?

http://www.phoronix.com

Yesterday on the mailing list for GCC is was brought up if Apple's Objective-C 2.0 patches for the GNU Compiler Collection could be merged back into the upstream GCC code-base as maintained by the Free Software Foundation.

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