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The Personal Computer Is Dead (and We Need Some Angry Nerds)

http://www.law.harvard.edu

At the height of Windows's market dominance, Microsoft had no role in determining what software would and wouldn't run on its machines ... (Yet with walled gardens like iPhone rising) Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore found his iPhone app rejected because it contained "content that ridicules public figures."

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Cell Phone Tracking Software Scandal

http://www.prnewswire.com

« WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firms of Sianni & Straite LLP of Wilmington, DE, Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy LLP of Edison, NJ, and Keefe Bartels L.L.C. of Red Bank, NJ, have today filed a class action complaint in Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware related to the unprecedented breach of the digital privacy rights of 150 million cell phone users.

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MacOS X is an Unsuitable Platform for Web Development

http://teddziuba.com

So what's wrong with using the Mac as a development machine for Milo, a Python application backed by PostgreSQL and Redis (or any web project, for that matter)? Well, sacred cow, here come the spears.

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Copyright assignment is killing the “free” in free software

http://np237.livejournal.com

How many contributions are being left out of CUPS because of this stupid copyright assignment? It looks to me that such software is doomed to remain crippled as long as companies like Apple are in charge of their maintenance.

There is free software. And there is free software by Apple. And Oracle. And Canonical.

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USDOJ opens anti-trust investigation of MPEG-LA

http://yro.slashdot.org

The Wall Street Journal reports MPEG-LA's statement to try to prevent Google's VP8 codec from spreading is the reason of the interest of the US Department of Justice.

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Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale

http://www.out-law.com

Open Source Initiative (OSI) has asked a German competition law regulator to investigate the purchase of patents owned by Novell by CPTN, a consortium led by Microsoft and including Apple, Oracle and EMC.

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Apple – The Competent Danger to Free Software – Part Two

http://madhatter.ca

A while back I wrote an article titled Apple – The Competent Danger to Free Software. It got a lot of hits. It also caused a few people to send me emails, one of which called me a traitor to Free Software.

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What is Traitorware?

https://www.eff.org

Your digital camera may embed metadata into photographs with the camera's serial number or your location. Your printer may be incorporating a secret code on every page it prints which could be used to identify the printer and potentially the person who used it.

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Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Well, it's official. Apple has now announced it's bringing the App Store concept to the Mac and it looks like they'll be restricting apps with FairPlay DRM too for good measure.

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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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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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Apple is Still Attacking GNU Linux and the GPL

http://techrights.org

Apple is said to be "blocking contributions to GCC" (which is GPL-licensed unlike LLVM and Clang); antitrust pressure on Apple causes change

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Death Patents Now Challenged and Software Patents Continue to be Used by Apple and MS Against Linux

http://techrights.org

Another quick overview of patent news most of which affecting Linux and Android

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No, Virginia! APIs, Visual Studio, and Apple Are Not Open Source

http://techrights.org

Latest dangers to the identity of "Open Source", which increasingly means all sorts of things that depart completely from software freedom (or from software as a whole)

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A Bird's Eye View of the HTC/Nokia/Apple Patent Litigations

http://www.groklaw.net

I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?

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