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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Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

http://arstechnica.com

Steve Jobs' recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this guest editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden.

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Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)

http://techrights.org

A look at one of the software patent culprits, who advances personal agenda at the expense of Europe's

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

http://techrights.org

Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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Facebook Joins Microsoft’s War on ODF

http://techrights.org

An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated further

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ACTA Versus Software Freedom

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Opinions on the emergence of the ACTA text and what it means to Free software, as well as other aspects of decreasingly-free life

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Smearing Free Software is a Terrible Business/Marketing Strategy

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FUD tactics or cheap shots against Free(dom) software no longer jives well with Jive Software

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The Legal ‘Industry’ of Software Patents

http://techrights.org

Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expenses

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Xandros Shows Death by Microsoft

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"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.

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Bribery at HP and Penalty on GNU/Linux Use

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How Hewlett-Packard, which is currently under investigation for corruption, charges a premium on GNU/Linux after acquiring Neoware

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Ubuntu Removes gThumb and Adds More Mono

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A bizarre decision is made just weeks before the final release of Ubuntu 10.04 because an F-Spot (Mono) competitor is removed and Banshee (Mono) gains integration with Ubuntu One
Steven Rosenberg has just published a rave (finally!) about Ubuntu 10.04. He particularly likes gThumb, which can help remove Mono from Ubuntu.

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The Future of Mono and MonoTouch is Uncertain

http://techrights.org

Why programming with Mono (or with MonoTouch) is a risky thing to do, especially now that Novell is up for sale and Apple blocks .NET/Mono

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Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

http://www.networkworld.com

News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

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One Hand Shows “Open Source”, Another Hand Shows SaaS

http://boycottnovell.com

A look at Microsoft's fascinating strategy of embracing competition through deceptive maneuvers and playful use of words

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Thumbs up to Ubuntu for Removing a Part of MS; TurboHercules Likely a Psystar-Type MS Shell

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An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactless

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