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The Java Trap - The empire strikes back or the return of the Jedi?

http://www.szabster.net

After my controversial Droid post, it's time for me to strike back with another hot topic, namely the Java or C# trap for that matter.

The JVM and the .NET CLR are birds of the same feather and they kind of flock together; like it or not.

Most of the time when RMS makes his position clear concerning issues like this very early, everybody is like:

"Arrgh, ignore that old man ..."

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Microsoft Tries to Prevent Asus, Acer from Using Android, ChromeOS

http://www.osnews.com

If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD.

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Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent netbooks from using Android

http://www.digitimes.com

Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets in an actual attempt to prevent the two vendors from adopting Android and Chrome OS for their netbook and tablet PCs, according to Taiwan-based makers.

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Gemalto files patent infringement lawsuit over Android

http://www.gemalto.com

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung for use of Gemalto's innovations in the Android operating system, Dalvik virtual machine and associated development tools and products.

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Where Google Went Wrong with Android? and Where Nokia & Intel Went Right?

http://www.szabster.net

The most important issue is their very own fork of the Linux kernel which no longer can be merged with the upstream kernel

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HTC Willfully Violates the GPL in T-Mobile's New G2 Android Phone

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

"HTC will normally publish this within 90 to 120 days. This time frame is within the requirements of the open source community."

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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for patent trolls

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.

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Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

http://arstechnica.com

The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user.

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Where is the elusive Open phone?

http://geekybodhi.net

If there was life on the other side of the galaxy, by now even they'd have heard that Android is Open Source and it runs on dozens of phones. But simply powering a smartphone with the crown jewel of Open Source software, doesn't make a phone an open phone. Remember Openmoko?

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It’s True, Android is Not Free (Because of Microsoft Patent Extortion)

http://techrights.org

New FUD from Microsoft staff and a reminder of what it is that really puts a price tag on Android (and it's not Google)

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FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents

http://www.fsf.org

As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds.

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Mozilla releases Fennec 2.0 Alpha 1 for Android & Nokia N900

http://blog.mozilla.com

Mozilla has released the first alpha for version 2.0 of Firefox for Mobile, also known as " Fennec", for the Nokia N900 and various Android 2.0 or later devices

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HTC, Greens, and EFF Go After Apple

http://techrights.org

A look at HTC's counterclaim, filed after Apple sued Linux via HTC/Android; Apple refuses to have its phones tested for environmental impact; EFF goes hard on Apple for what it calls "traitorware" (iOS)

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Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Oracle – the gigantic database corporation that up swallowed Sun Microsystems – has made a wide-ranging patent and copyright infringement complaint (pdf) against the mighty Google Inc. that may or may not indicate that the world will soon end.

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Oracle Action Could Cause Migration to GNU/Linux (at Expense of Solaris)

http://techrights.org

By spilling coffee Oracle scares Solaris users, upsets the GNU/Linux community, and helps show what a joke (literally) software patents are

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