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HTC, Greens, and EFF Go After Apple

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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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Groklaw Responds to FUD About OIN

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Response to the noise made by a "campaigner" for hire, who tries to characterise the pro-Linux OIN - not Microsoft/Apple/SCO - as an "evil empire"

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Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware

http://www.eff.org

It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling "traitorware."

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Software Patents Crisis

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A look back at Professor Moglen's words about Java and last week's talk about software patents; a Microsoft-fueled agitator attacks Apple, Cisco and other Microsoft rivals using patents

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Apple is the new open source villain

http://www.zdnet.com

It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

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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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My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

About two weeks ago, the FSF announced that it has taken action against the Apple App Store over their distribution of GNU Go. This has apparently set off some people like lefty and triggered a length and wide debate.

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Why the Free Software/Open Source Community Does Not Love Apple and is Already Ahead of Apple

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In terms of market share, Free software beats Apple (especially thanks to poorer regions where Microsoft too is struggling to win)

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Apple Spits on Software Freedom

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Apple's action in the face of GPL violations speaks volumes about the company's attitude

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Eric Raymond Explains Why Linux ‘Outguns’ Apple

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"Apple has been outflanked by Google’s multi-vendor strategy, outsold in new unit sales, and is now outgunned in technology and user-visible features," says a well-known Open Source figure

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GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

http://www.fsf.org

An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

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Have Microsoft EULAs Just Been Declared Invalid in the United Kingdom?

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Microsoft's software licences may lack a legal basis and Apple is tickled for breaking the law as a sacred, secret and specially-blessed hypePhone gets out of Apple's hands again

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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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Symptoms of the Sickness of the Patent System and Apple’s Infinite Greed

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The patent system receives more mockery and jabs while monopolies like Apple exploit it in order to marginalise competition

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Online video wars

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Apple and Microsoft join to fight Opera and Firefox. The next big evolution of the Internet will be in the realm of video playing. Until now the rapid growth of online video has been built on Adobe's Flash technology. Flash has always been a workable solution but not the best platform because it requires an additional plugin to be installed before users can view video.

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