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Free Software's Anti-Steve

http://www.forbes.com

We now know what happens when big hairy software coders work with big hairy lawyers. The result, understandably, is anything but slick. Meet GPLv3, the free software movement's latest legal tool to keep their code from being fenced in.
---Read on an empty stomach

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Microsoft pays star writers to recite slogan

http://valleywag.com

John Battelle's ad network has roped in some of its star writers to an ad campaign on behalf of Microsoft's "people-ready" catchphrase. In the ads, and the companion site built by Federated Media, Michael Arrington explains how his Techcrunch site became "people-ready". "When is a business people ready?" asks Gigaom's Om Malik.

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Linux community divided on Microsoft deals

http://www.techworld.com

Sonty added that he thinks Microsoft "is lining up partners to go against" Red Hat and Ubuntu, which he sees as the company's biggest threats in the Linux camp. "The battle is just beginning," he wrote. "We don't know what is underneath the iceberg yet."
If you ask me, the title should be "They would love the community to be divided over Microsoft deals"

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Struggling Linux Distributors Find Profitable New Product: Anti-Linux FUD

http://boycottnovell.com

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt require money to exist and to be spread. When Shane wrote about the economics of FUD he was not necessarily referring to one’s ability to buy FUD from Linux companies. As we looked closer, however, it became evident that Microsoft simply paid Linux distributors to insinuate that Linux requires legal protection.

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The meme that open source does not innovate

http://blogs.zdnet.com

There seems to be a new meme out there among the proprietary set. Open source doesn’t innovate.

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Bad, Bad Reasons Not to Buy Open-Source Software

http://www.eweek.com

When I first saw the list for the eWEEK slide show, Ten Reasons Not to Buy Open Source, I couldn't believe what I was reading. So here are my answers to these "reasons."

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CEO of Mandriva: We will not go to Canossa - No deal with Microsoft

http://corp.mandriva.com

Novell, Xandros and Linspire have signed well publicized agreements with Microsoft. Rumors on the Web have hinted that Mandriva might be next on the list. Mandriva believes in interoperability, which must be based on open standards, like ODF. They also believe that software patent threats are just FUD. So no deal with Microsoft from Mandriva.

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A response to "Don't let Red Hat fold!"

http://binaryfreedom.info

Over the last few days, a lot of controversy has erupted over my blog posting about a possible patent deal between Red Hat and Microsoft. The original intent of this post was to help rally support behind Red Hat and show them that they had the backing of the F/OSS community. Unfortunately, many people thought this post was meant to generate fear about a possible deal....

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Microsoft Softens Tone in File Standards Fight

http://entmag.com

In [a] letter released Friday, Microsoft execs Tom Robertson and Jean Paoli stress that customers worldwide deserve choice and flexibility in standard file formats. They also paint Microsoft as taking pains to avoid confrontation over standards.

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Microsoft, LG Sign Linux Pact

http://www.pcworld.com

Microsoft Wednesday inked another cross-licensing patent agreement, this time with South Korea's LG Electronics, covering the company's Linux-based embedded devices.

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