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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Apple Does Not Support Standards; Neither Does Microsoft

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Why Apple's and Microsoft's talk about "standards" is merely a shameful façade

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Migrating from Windows to GNU/Linux

http://blog.worldlabel.com

Can you save money by moving your business to GNU/Linux? The short answer is that you can. However, the long answer is that how much you save — or if you save at all — depends upon your resources and choices.

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OpenOffice.org's Community Council responds to the FSF

http://www.openoffice.org

"OpenOffice.org is one of the most popular products of the FOSS (Free/Open Source) community, and for many millions of people it is their first experience of FOSS. Key to OpenOffice.org's success has been its ability to compete openly and freely with competitors on any platform, and demonstrate that FOSS is a better choice..."

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Microsoft Extorts GNU/Linux While Distorting the Meaning of “Open Source”

http://techrights.org

A look at how Microsoft discriminates against anything other than its own stack and also uses aggressive coercion to get its way and change people's language/perception

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Nokia and Intel defensive on MeeGo Linux patents

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, yet Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and - oh, yeah - make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to reign in the competition on phones: they're using patent threats.

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The Cost of Patent Trolls Who Attack Linux

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Why patent trolls or puppets like Acacia (and Microsoft) do manage to cause harm to Linux, even when their case is altogether bogus

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Microsoft/Novell Faking “Open Source” and Pushing .NET Into Web Browsers

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Microsoft does not keep its promises regarding “Open Source” in .NET and its MVP Miguel de Icaza is trying to ram .NET into Web browsers

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“Behind the Open Codec FUD Attack, W3C Captured by Microsoft, Apple, Nokia and So On?”

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Microsoft and Apple continue their attack on freedom facilitation in the World Wide Web and Apple's PR problem escalates

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Apple, Microsoft Come Out Against Open Source Video Codecs

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

"All video codecs are covered by patents," Jobs said in the e-mail, according to Roy. "A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other 'open source' codecs now

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A Patent Pool is Being Assembled to Go After Theora and Other “Open Source” Codecs Now.

http://techrights.org

Apple's threat not only to Free/libre software but also to standards everyone can use is made more apparent because of new mail

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Apple and Adobe's war of words heats up

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Charlie Stross nail on the head with his analysis that Jobs sees the end of the PC world rockering towards us and he wants to keep Apple hugely profitable in a world where both computers and broadband are almost freely available. ... Stay tuned folks.

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Microsoft is Contacting Publications, Asking Them to Add More Anti-Linux Slant

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Microsoft is once again on a special tour wherein it pressures popular Web sites to include patent FUD against Android; Apple's bullying of bloggers leads to dissent

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Software Patents Imperialism

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Further evidence that those supporting software patents are front groups of giant corporations (seeking to tighten a monopoly) and patent lawyers who treat software patents as additional income

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Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

http://mybroadband.co.za

Things need to change and Apple needs to be seen for what it really is: a threat to innovation and freedom. For as long as anyone can remember Microsoft has been seen as the primary enemy of free and open source software (FOSS).

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Jobs on Flash: Hypocrisy So Thick You Could Cut it with a Knife

http://mobile.osnews.com

Why, then, is Apple, in a letter full of talk of openness and standards, promoting this closed codec, a codec that will once again shackle the web to a proprietary technology, just as we're busy breaking free from Flash? ...
Jobs' letter talks about how it's bad for a platform if developers use cross-platform technologies... And yet, without any sense of shame, Apple ships iTunes for Windows.

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