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Google's weird ways with open-source licenses

http://news.cnet.com

CNET's Stephen Shankland has already picked up on Google's decision to allow two popular open-source licenses back onto its Google Code open-source repository. Up until now, the Mozilla Public License (MPL) and Eclipse Public License (EPL) were both banned from the site.

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Created by leo 6 years 1 week ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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Google Chrome: Google will distribute a Free Software browser

http://googleblog.blogspot.com

I think it's time for Mozilla to value software freedom... Dear Mozilla, please, embrace the Free Software Movement, and talk about "Freedom"!

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Created by can.axis 6 years 1 week ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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ES4 is Dead. Long Live ES4!

http://ejohn.org

Thomas Lord: «...The more urgent issue concerns the emerging W3C-based world: what will GNU have to offer there?» --
Miles Bader: «Hopefully, an alternative...» --

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Google's Patents Are About to be Killed? Calm Down, Everyone. It's Just Advocacy, a/k/a FUD

http://www.groklaw.net

I'm getting so many emails asking me what's happening with Google's patents and asking me to explain what is going on. OK. Nothing. Just a little legal FUD. Or some excellent advocacy, depending on your point of view.

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Created by ploppsicle 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 6 weeks ago
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The Death of Google's Patents

http://www.patentlyo.com

The Patent and Trademark Office has now made clear that its newly developed position on patentable subject matter will invalidate many and perhaps most software patents, including pioneering patent claims to such innovators as Google, Inc.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 6 weeks ago
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Mode-Aware Google Help in Emacs

http://davidavraamides.net

"While surfing the other night, I ran across a nice Emacs Lisp function for using Google to do context-sensitive help from inside Emacs.I liked how simple it was, and had always been curious about writing some Emacs lisp code (my .emacs file is a random collection of snippets I egregiously pilfered from various locations), so I thought I would enhance the solution by making it aware of what major-

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Created by can.axis 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 6 weeks ago
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Open Source Is an Asset, Not a Threat

http://www.itbusinessedge.com

"Speaking at a conference in New York on Wednesday, Microsoft’s chief architect, Ray Ozzie, said open source is a bigger threat to the software juggernaut than Google is."

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Created by cpoliticas 6 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 10 weeks ago
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Google Gadgets - Open-Source Gadgets Application from Google!

http://vivapinkfloyd.blogspot.com

I kept hearing about Google Gadgets lately so I decided to get it and see what's all the fuss about it. As the official website says, this project is still in development. This article is a short review of Google Gadgets, together with several screenshots.

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Created by Chris7mas 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Google Gadgets Developers Working on KDE 4 Integration

http://groups.google.com

When Google released Google Gadgets for Linux many could see strong similarities to KDE 4 Plasma desktop shell widgets (Plasmoids). As it turns out developers of Google Gadgets are already working on integrating Google Gadgets with Plasma. This will enable Google Gadgets to run as native Plasmoids on the KDE 4 desktop.

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Created by JRepin 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Dear Google: Is AGPL Evil?

http://boycottnovell.com

Google snubs a very good software licence and makes a Web-based software feature Windows-only.

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Created by komrad 6 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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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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Created by can.axis 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 15 weeks ago
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Life Without Open Source?

http://ostatic.com

Let's face it, open source software runs the Internet. Without it we wouldn't have basic services like DNS, or even the web server that's sending you this page. This isn't a new phenomenon. People have been writing and distributing OSS software since the Internet was born. I'm always amused when people characterize it as a new-fangled thing.

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Created by mark 6 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 16 weeks ago
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Sanity check: Has Eric Schmidt finally outmanuevered Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

When Eric Schmidt left his job as the chairman and CEO of Novell to become the top executive at Google in 2001 he privately told journalist John Battelle that one of the things he was looking forward to was no longer competing with Microsoft.

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Created by Ubuntu87 6 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 17 weeks ago
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Google’s open source problem is Affero

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The best open source protection for “the cloud,” as Gordon Haff notes today, is the Affero GPL license. (Picture from our Tech Republic’s GeekEnd blog, written by Jay Garmon.)vv

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Created by bluecheese 6 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 17 weeks ago
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Microsoft’s Weapon Against Google: A Lot of GNU/Linux, Apparently

http://boycottnovell.com

It is no secret that Microsoft uses a lot of GNU/Linux in house and we covered some examples of this in the past. Even just a week ago Microsoft acquired yet another company (Forecast) for over 100 million dollars and that company has merely everything based on Free software, including GNU/Linux. It brags about it in its Web site.

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Created by komrad 6 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 19 weeks ago
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