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German Court Effectively Opens The Floodgates By Saying Software Patents Are Legal

http://techdirt.com

a German court has effectively allowed a wide range of software patents. Previously, you could have very limited software patents only if they involved using "controllable forces of nature" to create a desired effect. Software usually did not qualify.

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A small win..

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Millions of European Internet Explorer (IE) users will have the option to choose an alternative browser from 1 March, Microsoft has announced.
It follows a legal agreement between Microsoft and Europe's Competition Commission in December 2009.

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Signs of Mono Unrest, Legal Issues

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The Mono discussion awakens, Mono-hostile assessments outweigh the rest

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Created by komrad 5 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 9 weeks ago
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An Interview With Pamela Jones, Founder and Editor of Groklaw

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Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, started Groklaw, a web site devoted to covering and explaining legal cases in the news of interest to the Free Software and Open Source communities.

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Inside the SFLC's guide to legal management of FOSS projects

http://www.linux.com

To help reduce the confusion for those managing software projects, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has released a freely distributable guide entitled "A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects." Although only 45 pages long -- shorter if you don't count the front matter -- the primer still manages to provide a highly structured introduction to these issues that carefully outlines options and is full of practical advice.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 24 weeks ago
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A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Our intended audience for this Primer is any person interested in a basic understanding of the legal issues that impact FOSS development and distribution.

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"Windows? No grazieĀ». No thanks. " Rimborsato

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The judge in favor of a user who asked money back software pre-installed in PCs

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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Legal firms wake up to open source

http://www.vnunet.com

Legal firms are rapidly expanding their open source practices as the legal challenges to developers and users mount.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
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