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Microsoft Insults the People of China, Jordan, the Newly-elected President

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Microsoft's arrogance is spinning out of control as it insults its own customers.

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The Chinese Overlords of Intellectual Monopolies

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

A Chinese Internet company has sued Microsoft for patent infringement over its use of RSS* in Windows Vista.

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Not Free at Any Price - Why I switched to the OLPC—and why I dropped it, by Richard M. Stallman

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"The One Laptop Per Child project, launched by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte in 2003, was supposed to lead millions of children around the world to information technology and freedom [...] I now expect that the main effect of the OLPC project—if it succeeds—will be to turn millions of children into Microsoft users.

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Attacks on pro-Tibetan websites

http://www.boingboing.net

RMS: «Supporters of Tibet, and their web sites, are the targets of persistent malware attacks.»

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Bill Gates is Still Fighting Against Free/Libre Software, Quietly

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Gates is now working to ensure youngsters in China are glued to Microsoft software.

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RMS in Taiwan & Freedom for Network Services

http://www.ittechblog.org

Google should adopt AGPL and embrace Freedom for Network Services...

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US warns China of 'technological isolation'

http://news.smh.com.au

The United States warned China Thursday that it risked "technological isolation" for developing unique technical standards of its own that also are shutting out foreign competition.

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How Microsoft and Novell Make GNU/Linux More Expensive to Purchase Than Windows

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Novell’s recent news about China [1, 2, 3] is pretty significant because this shows what tricks Microsoft and Novell hope to make more widespread and prevalent around the world, not just in Asia. It’s a symbolic start that illustrates just why Novell has become dangerous to GNU/Linux adoption (contrary to common belief).

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The "idealistic" Olympic officials as an illustration to understand the difference between free software and open source...

http://www.stallman.org

RMS: "...Isn't it sad to see the "idealistic" Olympic officials who believe (or at least say) that sport should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights? They reminds me of the "open source" supporters that think technology should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights."

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Lenovo enters the server market, keeps quiet about Linux

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I recently learned the news that Lenovo is entering the server market outside China. As the editor of Free Software Magazine, the first question that came to mind was: “Will they run Linux?”. To my surprise, the answer was nowhere to be found.

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Linux mobile software firm plants flag in China

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A design center in the South of France specializing in Linux mobile phone development has opened offices in Beijing. Purple Labs's China office will be headed by newly appointed GM of Asian sales Gordon Tsang (pictured at left), formerly of Openwave.

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Mozilla Takes on Microsoft in China

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Internet Explorer has held a virtual monopoly on the mainland, home to 160 million Internet users. Now, Firefox is pushing for more market share.

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IPR, Trade Barriers and Open Document Formats: China Learns its Lessons Well

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One of the topics I'm behind writing on is the state of IPR concerns and standard setting in China in general, and the current status of UOF – China's "Uniform Office Document Format" entry in the document format sweepstakes – in particular. I recently spoke at two conferences in Beijing, and got back up to speed in this regard direct from the source.

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Linux event planned for China

http://weblog.infoworld.com

The growing prominence of Linux in China is resulting in an industry event to take place there in February, co-sponsored by the Linux Foundation and Chinese OSS Promotion Union, the foundation announced Monday.

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China smartphone sales up, but Linux loses share

http://www.linuxdevices.com

In China, the world's largest mobile phone market, smartphone sales for Q3 grew 11.3 percent quarter-over-quarter, reports CCID Consulting. However, Linux's share of the market declined, largely due to weakening volumes for Motorola smartphones, the Hong Kong-based market research firm reported.

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