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Free Software Foundation Europe Likens Apple/Microsoft Behaviour to Blackmail

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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) calls the spade "a spade"; Nokia's solution to the extortion problem cannot be generalised, so patent reform is urgently needed

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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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“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

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"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.

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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

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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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Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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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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Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Does the Microsoft-HTC patent agreement mean we can expect to see Microsoft weigh in on the Apple vs. HTC patent infringement matter? Or is the Microsoft-HTC deal just one more example (with more mobile-phone makers possibly to come) of Linux companies attempting to head off potential Microsoft lawsuits involving Linux?

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

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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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Open Letter to Steve Jobs

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Replying to Steve Jobs recent article 'Thoughts on Flash' I decided to write an open letter to address the confusion brought on open standards.

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Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess

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Everybody's suing everybody! ... None of the major companies really seem to take patents seriously. ... And why should they take patents serious? The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents for vague ideas, obvious processes and usage models and even the most mundane software user interface conventions.

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Hey Adobe, Dump Apple, Go Linux

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Who can blame Adobe for being ticked off? They wanted a slice of the lucrative Apple iPad/iPhone application business, and Apple won't let Adobe applications, or even Flash, on either platform.

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Adobe Turns to Linux After Apple Snub

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As Apple pulls the switch on many developers, towards Linux/Android they begin to march

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Why Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems Are Unethical: New Examples

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How proprietary software disables freedom and discourages solidarity, based on the actions of Apple and Microsoft

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Who is the enemy of FLOSS today?

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For years the free and open source software people would say that the number one enemy, the devil on earth, the only factor blocking us from flooding the mass market with gnomes, mice and strange k-prefixed creatures is the company from Redmond. But is it still the case today?

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