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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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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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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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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Could the EU walk away from ACTA?

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

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

http://www.myce.com

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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Canonical Turns Down MS's Patent Deal

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Mark Shuttleworth turned down Microsoft's offer that "you can't refuse"

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European Lesson About Novell’s Software Patents, Germany Seemingly Continues to Allow them

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How S.u.S.E. turned from an opposer of software patents into an extension of Novell which legitimises them in Germany (where software patents continue to challenge Europe's status quo)

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Samsung is a GPL Violator

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New video outlines an ongoing pursuit for compliance from Samsung, which is part of Microsoft's patent racket

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Red Hat’s CEO Dismisses Software Patents and Microsoft Uses Tuxera to Spread Them to Linux/Android

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Red Hat's fight against software patents is on; Microsoft tries introducing an era of "Linux tax" and "Android tax" through Tuxera

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