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Red Hat Settles Five-Year-Old Shareholder Lawsuit

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Some lawsuits take longer than others to settle -- just ask Linux vendor Red Hat. Today, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) announced that it had reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit from some of its shareholders that started back in July 2004."

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Best Buy Caught in GPL Tussle

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Retail giant is among 14 vendors sued over a GPL violation. Now how did Best Buy violate the GPL?

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GPLv2 copyright suit targets 14 firms

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

On behalf of the developers of the BusyBox embedded utilities collection, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed suit against 14 consumer electronics companies for violating GPLv2 licensing requirements. The lawsuit covers almost 20 Linux-based products, from companies including Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, and JVC, says the SFLC.

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Lawsuit alleges Palm Pre violates copyright

http://www.techworld.com.au

Artifex Software is suing Palm over the PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer in Palm's Pre smartphone, it said on Thursday.

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Artifex Lawsuit Against Palm Pre

http://www.artifex.com

Artifex Software Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Palm, Inc., based on Palm's unauthorized copying and distribution of one of Artifex's registered technologies

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Open source software license enforcement actions on the rise

http://localtechwire.com

What do Verizon, Cisco Systems, Bell Microproducts, Super Micro Computer, Monsoon Multimedia, Xterasys Corp, High-Gain Antennas and Extreme Networks have in common? All of these companies were sued by the FSF or SFLC for open source software license violations.

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Does “Tivoization” Also Mean Massively Suing All Competitors Using Software Patents?

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TiVo's shift to a strategy of patent litigation is not paying off, patent trolling becomes common, Microsoft rides the wave

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Microsoft Sued for Deliberately Making Competitor’s Product “Become Incompatible”

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Microsoft kicks another company out of its own property, so it is taken to court

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Court Gets A Torrent-full About Linux

http://www.linuxjournal.com

BitTorrent is one of the most contentious technologies available. At least, that is, to the Old Order, those lovely suit-clad corporate types bent on holding technology forever in the days of the — manual — typewriter. The technology, and the suits' dreams of a world free of it, are on trial in Australia, where Linux made an appearance today — at the defense table.

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Pay-to-Say Firm Gartner Group Gets Sued

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The Gartner Group gets sued for its recommendation practices

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Let's keep eye on the ball

http://www.piana.eu

Really soon the European Commission will finalize a settlement with Microsoft, possibly closing two big antitrust issues: the tying of the browser with Microsoft Windows and the withholding of interoperability information.

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Software Patents Do Not Apply to Microsoft

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Microsoft shakes off the ban on Word and is meanwhile occupied with illegalising Free software globally

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What happens next in SCO vs. Novell

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Without those IP rights, SCO didn't have a leg to stand on in all its other anti-Linux lawsuits against IBM, Novell, Red Hat, et. al. So, now SCO can start again right? Ah wrong. It's much more complicated than that. Here's what really going to happen next.

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New Victories for ODF and i4i-imposed Word Ban as an Opportunity for ODF

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New ODF Alliance member, more vendor support, and another, more positive way to view the i4i ruling

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Microsoft embarrassed by new XML patent email

http://news.techworld.com

Microsoft knew of the patent held by i4i as early as 2001, but instead set out to make the Canadian developer's software "obsolete" by adding a feature to Word, according to court documents.

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