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GPL is the the most successful copyright licence ever, says NZOSS president

http://computerworld.co.nz

"The Gnu General Public Licence (GPL) has been around in one form or another since the Gnu manifesto published by Richard Stallman in 1985. The free software movement founded at that time has not simply created the most successful copyright licence ever, it has acted as a guide to other, similar movements..."

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Coverity To Participate in Free and Open Source Learning Centre (FOSSLC) Debate

http://www.coverity.com

Coverity Open Source Strategist David Maxwell Joins Open Source Licensing Debate with Eclipse Foundation and Alfresco

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Why do companies prefer proprietary products to GPL products?

http://dmartin.org

I do understand why companies often prefer BSD and Apache products to the GPL. But what I don't understand is why companies prefer proprietary over GPL.

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GPL Breech in Sat Receiver?

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Satellite receivers from Viasat, Yousee and Stofa use a Linux system as software base. Danish developer Rasmus Rhode suspects a breach in the GPL.

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Is use of the GPL really decreasing?

http://www.itwire.com

Is it reasonable to raise the question "does X still matter?" when the X in question is in use among nearly two-thirds of the target users under discussion?

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A new GCC runtime library license snag?

http://lwn.net

The saga of the GCC runtime library has been covered here a couple of times in the past. The library's license is a legal hack which tries to accomplish a set of seemingly conflicting goals.

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Yes Linus, Microsoft hating is a disease. And it's a pandemic

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The submission by Microsoft of twenty thousand lines of code to the Kernel has, predictably, caused many an eyebrow to arch. The phrase "beware Greeks bearing gifts" comes swiftly to mind.

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Microsoft Linux Move Puts Pressure on VMware

http://www.pcworld.com

Microsoft's historic embrace of Linux technology could have wide-reaching impacts on the virtualization market and Microsoft's rival VMware.

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Microsoft donates code to Linux: Remember, folks, what comes after 'Embrace'

http://www.groklaw.net

Microsoft has donated some drivers to Linux. It's to their advantage to do so. This isn't code to make Linux better in some way that benefits everyone.

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GPL and Stallman FUD Now Arriving from the Freedom-apathetic or Freedom-hostile

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft, Novell and Apple fanfare proves challenging to GNU/FSF; the OSI may also face a new hurdle

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Why the GNU GPL Still Matters

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Contributing to projects that use more permissive licences than the GNU GPL means that it is likely that many will not contribute because of their distaste for free riders.

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Microsoft Community Promise & MONO

http://crankyoldnutcase.blogspot.com

Evaluation of the Microsoft Community Promise - does it deliver.

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

http://torrentfreak.com

"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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Remixtures: an introduction for English-speaking readers

http://remixtures.com

"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.

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Time To Change: Why DHH should bring Rails closer to the GNU Project and relicense it under the GPL

http://cubiclemuses.com

"The problem with the Ruby on Rails community isn’t simply sexism, unprofessionalism, or ghetto-ism, but that Rails is, at its core, a culture which values individual ego more than community..." -- N.B: Rinari: Ruby on Rails Minor Mode for Emacs

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