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IP Innovation v. Red Hat/Novell - The Prior Art They Used at Trial

http://www.groklaw.net

I know the first thing you wanted to know after you heard that Red Hat and Novell had prevailed and the jury had
found that IP Innovation's patents were worthless was this: did we at Groklaw help when we did prior art searching? The answer is, Yes. It turns out that you did.

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Sony is Now Facing a Total of 3 Lawsuits Over Other OS Renoval

http://www.gofanboy.com

You shouldn't act surprised to find out that Sony is being sued yet again over its decision to remove Linux support from its PS3 game console. Attorney Rebecca Call was the first lawyer to smell blood and find a disgruntled PS3 owner who was willing to file suit and go along with a class action status.

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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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Virtualization: An easy way to kill Apple's HTC lawsuit

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Intel's Wind River Hypervisor and technologies like it could usher in a new age of Device-agnostic Smartphone Operating Systems and unprecedented customer choice

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When will Microsoft sue Google over Linux?

http://news.cnet.com

Microsoft once made the mistake of broad-brushing Linux as an intellectual property quagmire. It made Microsoft headlines, but few friends: lawyers didn't believe it, customers didn't want to hear it, and competitors dared it to sue.

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Major legal victory for open source in US

http://www.h-online.com

The long running case of Jacobsen v. Katzer has been settled on terms favourable to Jacobsen, a developer of the Java Model Railroad Interface project. The case came about when Katzer incorporated Jacobsen's code into it's proprietary model trail software, after deleting the copyright notices that existed in the code.

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Thousands of Italians May Sue Microsoft for Forcing Them to Buy Windows

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Italy is the latest nations to be going after Microsoft for its market abuses and removal of choice

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Update on Microsoft-Staffed Patent Troll and Its Lawsuits Against GNU/Linux

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The Acacia troll, a firm which is suspected to be batting for Microsoft, is still harassing GNU/Linux vendors

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Microsoft’s Moonlight “Promise” Full of Holes

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Detailed analysis of the Moonlight covenant reveals at least 10 holes that make it unacceptable to Free software desktops and potentially forbidden to "non-desktops"

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The text of the new Moonlight covenant

http://lwn.net

For the curious, Microsoft has posted the new "covenant not to sue" covering Moonlight 3 and 4. It is still quite narrow"

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David and Goliath II: i4i Wins (Again) over Microsoft

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Yesterday a very small company won a very big victory against a very large software vendor.

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Why GNOME Funding is Equivalent to Lobbying and Why Novell is Likely Against GPL Enforcement

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"[GNOME] Advisory Board a euphemism for Lobbying," argues one man and Novell's Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is against GPL lawsuits

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Creator of BusyBox critical of SFLC GPL litigation - Update

http://www.h-online.com

Bruce Perens, former Debian project leader and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, has been critical of the most recent GPL infringement lawsuits filed by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). On behalf of several BusyBox developers, the SFLC sued 14 vendors over devices running embedded Linux and including the BusyBox tool. Perens is the author of the first few versions of BusyBox.

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Microsoft Says Selling Free Software is Not Legal, Prepares to Sue Over It

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Using another so-called "promise", Microsoft has just implicitly confirmed that it is on a warpath against people who make money selling Free software

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Bruce Perens' Statement on Busybox Lawsuits

http://perens.com

I am the creator of the Busybox program which is currently subject to lawsuits brought by Mr. Erik Andersen and the Software Freedom Law Center, and which was subject to previous suits brought by SFLC, Mr. Andersen and Mr. Robert Landley.

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