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European Commission buys Microsoft for 20 years without competition

https://www.computerweekly.com

Karsten Gerloff, president of lobby group Free Software Foundation Europe, said the ongoing Microsoft arrangement was a "disgrace" for the European Commission (EC).
"It's astounding that every single agreement between the Commission and Microsoft since 1993 has been concluded without a public call for tender," he said.

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Strip mining of OpenOffice.org

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

We now have two implementations of the same code and two communities working to different licensing regimes, and the outcome is potentially divisive and bad for everyone except IBM.

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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Judge Campbell Rules: IBM Stays on Hold; SCO Loses Again

http://www.groklaw.net

Judge Tena Campbell has today ruled against SCO, who had asked to go forward against IBM in SCO v. IBM, without letting IBM go forward on its most significant claims. "The court declines," her order says, to reopen anything now, because too much depends on what happens in SCO v. Novell, and it doesn't make sense to divide the two cases.

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Firefox: The official web browser of IBM

http://www.networkworld.com

IBM is telling its 400,000 employees to use the open-source browser as their default at work - and why not at home, too.

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Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

http://www.itworld.com

IBM, Samsung, TI, Arm, Freescale and ST-Ericsson are founding members of Linaro. A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.

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OpenDocument Format (ODF) Shows That It Would Have Been Better If IBM Bought Sun

http://techrights.org

Oracle's attitude toward (or dedication to) ODF compares badly to that of Sun, IBM, and probably even Red Hat

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Why IBM Does Deserve Scrutiny

http://boycottnovell.com

Techrights responds to people who believe that IBM should be left alone after using software patents to negotiate a competitor's departure from the market

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Thumbs up to Ubuntu for Removing a Part of MS; TurboHercules Likely a Psystar-Type MS Shell

http://boycottnovell.com

An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactless

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Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules

http://www.groklaw.net

It seems Groklaw will have to open a new category, answering Florian Mueller FUD.

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IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise

http://www.eweek.com

The open-source software community is up in arms over claims that IBM has broken a promise by asserting its patents against an open-source project. IBM denies that it has done so.

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IBM breaks OSS patent promise, targets mainframe emulator

http://arstechnica.com

IBM is threatening to pursue legal action against TurboHercules, a company that sells services relating to the open source Hercules project, an emulator that allows conventional computers with mainstream operating systems to run software that is designed for IBM System Z mainframe hardware.

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IBM on Withdrawing Microsoft’s OOXML

http://boycottnovell.com

The battle over office suites heats up after the OOXML BRM Convenor openly criticises Microsoft, which he once ushered and helped beyond his authority

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IBM uses pledged patents against open source mainframe emulator

http://www.h-online.com

In 2005, IBM pledged to not use five hundred patents against open source software. In 2010, two of those patents have shown up in a letter from IBM to the makers of TurboHercules, an open source mainframe emulator

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