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Open Standards, Access To Knowledge Discussed At IGF

http://www.ip-watch.org

Intellectual property-related issues were a topic avoided by governments during the 2003-2005 World Summit on the Information Society, which gave way to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). But at the second IGF in Rio de Janeiro last week there were several IP-related workshops.

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Consortium Standards Journal - August – September 2007

http://consortiuminfo.org

A wealth of commentary on the subjects of standards, OOXML, ODF, and related topics. Each article available in pdf.

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(Mis)understandings of the words “intellectual property”

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Last month I was threatened with police intervention after taking pictures of my two-year-old. Why?

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The patent infringement suit: A playbook

http://www.linux.com

Last week's announcement of a patent infringement suit against Red Hat and Novell set in motion speculation about motives, theories, agendas, and behind-the-scenes players. If you've been feeling like you need a scorecard to keep up, then you're in luck.

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Those who can compete, do. Those who can't, sue

http://blogs.cnet.com

I'm a wee bit tired by patent FUD and other substitutes for real competition from Microsoft. Microsoft has built a great business on comparatively good products. Yet in its old age, it seems incapable of competing on customer value and instead keeps fetishing its patent portfolio, as if anyone but its lawyers care about those.

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FOSS Crowd Unfazed by First Linux Patent Lawsuit

http://blog.wired.com

At the end of a week filled with more chest-thumping and FUD-spewing by software's self-appointed patent sheriffs, two of Linux's major players have been slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit. Friday's suit marks the first time Linux patents have ever been challenged in court.

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Dear Steve.....

http://walkingwithelephants.blogspot.com

I know you are quite concerned that Red Hat is not showing due respect for your (unidentified) patents, but it strikes me as a little rich that you or Microsoft should be lecturing anyone on the proper respect for the patents of others given all of the following parties that believe that Microsoft does not respect their patents...

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The software protection racket

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Again in the case of Intellivision, much like so many other of its “partners” (including Sendo), Microsoft demonstrates that their business model is based primarily on fraudulent and deceptive business practices.

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Did Microsoft ruin SCO?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

There appear to be a few parallels between what SCO did and what Microsoft is blustering about. They are both concerned about their so called ownership of intellectual property. They both threatend the suppliers and end users of Linux with lawsuits and fines. They both made deals with certain companies to exempt those companies from their browbeating.

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First Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Linux, Just Like Ballmer Predicted

http://www.groklaw.net

IP Innovation LLC has just filed a patent infringement claim against Red Hat and Novell. It was filed October 9, case no. 2:2007cv00447, IP Innovation, LLC et al v. Red Hat Inc. et al, in Texas. Where else? The patent troll magnet state. And now let's play, where's Microsoft?

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Shuttleworth on Ballmer

http://www.linux-watch.com

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsoft's intellectual property and patents. Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong.

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We are the World: Globalization, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

On any given day you can find thousands of words of reporting, advocacy and debate over the role of patents in technology. One side promotes the availability of patent protection as the source of much innovation, while the other contends that patents have exactly the opposite effect, and many other vices besides.

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Tux2 - evil patents sighted

http://uwsg.iu.edu

OK, I sense there's going to be a fight, because Network Appliance is a profit-making corporation and they would be remiss if they didn't try to defend their IP. Did I mention that software patents are evil? Did I mention that software patents make people behave in evil ways?

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Sun CEO says NetApp aims to blunt open-source efforts

http://www.linuxworld.com

Sun Microsystems Inc. CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Thursday used his blog to dispute Network Appliance Inc.'s charge that Sun's ZFS file system technology infringes on seven NetApp patents.

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Intellectual Property Cold War Rages On

http://www.osweekly.com

I have pointed this out time and again. Like it or not, the patent war is already here. Luckily, if it hits full throttle, Google will be a part of it on the side of Linux vendors. Google uses Linux and is ready to battle alongside the rest of Open Invention Network, utilizing a collection of Linux patents against Microsoft if it comes down to it.

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