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The Latest from Microsoft, Its Indian Partners, and Its Patent Trolls

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Another quick roundup showing what Microsoft is up to with the new patents strategy.

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Say No To Software Patents in India

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On 23rd August, 2008, a group of Bangaloreans is to gather outside Town Hall to protest software Patents under the aegis of Free Software Users Group, Bangalore at 5.30 PM.

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Reminder: Protest Against Software Patents This Weekend

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Call for help against software patents in India. A few days ago, those protests in Bangalore received a quick mention.

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GNU/Linux Install Fest and Free Software Seminar Series in Technopark

http://blog.technoparktoday.com

"GNU/Linux Users Group Trivandrum (http://www.ilug-tvm.org) and Zyxware Technologies(http://www.zyxware.com) are organizing a 5 day GNU/Linux Install Fest at Park Center, Technopark..."

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Microsoft corrupts the ISO

http://it.slashdot.org

RMS: « Microsoft consummated its corruption of the International Standards Organization, which dismissed an appeal by several countries against the approval of OOXML.

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“Say No To Software Patents” Campaign in Bangalore

http://pramode.net

"The Free Software User’s Group, Bangalore is co-ordinating a campaign to 'Say No To Software Patents' in India ..."

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Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns

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Dr. Phatak's anguish and his vigorous defense of IIT Bombay reminds all of us that none of our freedoms were easily won, and that if we do not protect them, they may be easily lost or traded for small money that will cost us dearly in the long run. The best way to celebrate the courage of Dr.

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A Reminder: ISO's Code of Ethics and What Happens Next

http://www.groklaw.net

Now that there have been at least three official appeals filed against OOXML, by South Africa, Brazil and India, as well as a letter of protest from a participant entity at the BRM over the way matters were handled in Denmark, I thought this might be an excellent time to take a moment and remind ISO of its published Code of Ethics [PDF].

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Finally, My open letter on OOXML happenings in India

http://deepakphatak.blogspot.com

With reference to the recent happenings in connection with the ISO standardization process of OOXML, actions by or on behalf of Microsoft have caused me deep pain and hurt. Apart from the personal anguish, these actions have tarnished the name of my Institute along with that of several other organizations represented on our committee.

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India Appeals Against OOXML, Joining Brazil, South Africa, Maybe More

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3 nations (at least) are already confirmed to have appealed against ISO's decision

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Kerala Blazing the Trail for Free Software in Schools

http://educatorslog.in

"Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students took in March. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free software or the Microsoft platform.

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OOXML in India: Bullying of Critics, Even Professors

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What kind of a monster would bully innocent computer scientists in order to defeat an international standard (ODF) that was created to facilitate the need of the entire industry, including universities?

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Free Software in Education: What Policy Should India Adopt for ICT in School Education?

http://gnowgi.org

"The sections below develop reasons for adoption of free software exclusively for school education. Towards the end, a list of policy guidelines and recommendations are provided for discussion. The document does not cover the pros and cons of using ICT for education. I will try to intervene during the deliberations on these issues. Why Free Software for education? ..."

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Computer professionals hold candlelight vigil against proprietary software

http://www.thehindu.com

A group of individuals, comprising mostly software engineers and others, who oppose the use of proprietary software, got together for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and give a human face to what has largely been a protest in blogs and on websites.News report on Candle light vigil for Document freedom.

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India's Final Vote On MS Office File Standard Is 'NO'

http://www.tech2.com

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), has made a final decision on the document file format OXML (Open eXtended Markup Language). Out of 19 members, five of them did not attend the meeting, one of them abstained, five voted in favor of ooxml, and the rest voted against.

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