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Google Rebuts Oracle Lawsuit, Invokes Open-Source Defense

http://mashable.com

Hours after Oracle filed suit against Google for patent infringement, Google has made it very clear that it will stand its ground. “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Googleand the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” Google said in a statement to Mashable earlier today.

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Software Patents Crisis

http://techrights.org

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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The Oracle-Google Mess: A Question - Are Any of the Patents Tied to a Specific Machine?

http://www.groklaw.net

On the Oracle v. Google litigation announcement, here's something that I don't see anyone else mentioning yet. On the Oracle patents, in a post-Bilski world, the right question would seem to be: Are *any* of the asserted Oracle patents tied to a specific machine?

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Google: Don't Be Evil: Net Neutrality Protest planned tomorrow at Google HQ

http://www.gadget-blog.co.uk

«Despite a recent press event and a long blog post aimed at explaining that Google is still pro Net-Neutrality, Google did not convince. A number of folks aren't buying it and believe that Google is turning its back on net neutrality and "not neutrality" has become the word play du jour.

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

http://carlodaffara.conecta.it

Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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A Review of Verizon and Google's Net Neutrality Proposal

http://www.eff.org

Efforts to protect net neutrality that involve government regulation have always faced one fundamental obstacle: the substantial danger that the regulators will cause more harm than good for the Internet. The worst case scenario would be that, in allowing the FCC to regulate the Internet, we open the door for big business, Hollywood and the indecency police to exert even more influence on the Net than they do now.

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Urgent: keep Google net neutral

http://pol.moveon.org

RMS: « Everyone: sign this petition calling on Google not to make a deal to trash network neutrality. Google says it has no such plans.

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Diversity is Good, Proprietary Software Giants Are Not

http://techrights.org

Timely perspective on Apple, Microsoft, and the substitution of "Linux" with Android (Google's trademark)

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The Sad State of Open Source in Android

http://projectgus.com

This year a slew of companies have launched competing Android tablet devices. A lot of rhetoric has been spun about how Android's open source ecosystem gives manufacturers and consumers an advantage. Unfortunately, the current crop of Android tablets aren't nurturing open source at all.

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GPLv3-licensed Open Source now dominates at Google Code

http://blog.internetnews.com

According to data presented by DiBona, Google's Open Source programs manager, the GPLv3 license now represents more than half of the GPL licensed code that Google hosts on its Google Code site. What DiBona's data shows is that developers are embracing GPLv3 and using it for their project in growing numbers.

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GPL: The Google Public License

http://fossforce.com

Until a few years ago, hardly a day went by without an article being featured on Linux Today about how “the year of Linux” had arrived. Every Linux user with a blog was willing to bet, year after year, that this was finally going to be “the year of Linux.” This was going to be the year when the public got wise, quit paying the Microsoft tax and moved over to the obviously superior Linux.

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Google release Android 2.2 "Froyo" source code

http://twitter.com

Google has officially released the source code for version 2.2 of its open source Android mobile operating system, code named "Froyo" and confirmed that it is now activating approximately 160,000 Android devices per day

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Google Engineer Calls Upon The Open Source Community for VP8 Codec Optimization

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Google engineer John Koleszar asked the open source community for help optimizing the VP8 codec for the WebM project, Google's open source project for watching video online. In soliciting help, Koleszar gave a sort of State of the Codec Address regarding VP8, it's functionality and the headway he and his fellow programmers have made since the WebM announcement at Google I/O 2010.

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As Promised, Google Delivers GPL Compatibility and GNU/Linux Starts Embedding VP8/WebM Support

http://techrights.org

Why the next version of your Web browser, media player or GNU/Linux distribution will probably contain VP8/WebM code; Apple and MPEG-LA continue to be the main barriers to VP8/WebM adoption

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Created by komrad 4 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 6 weeks ago
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Google axes Windows, saves millions

http://www.zdnet.com

Though their cited reason is security, I’m also betting there were some other reasons discussed before the decision was made. Some of the actual reasons behind the move probably included:

1) Security
2) Dogfooding Chrome OS
3) Money Savings
4) Stick it to Microsoft
5) Press

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