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German court case confirms validity of the LGPL

http://www.h-online.com

Buhl Data Service GmbH has agreed to pay €15,000 to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL's licensing terms.

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Red Hat’s secret patent deal and the fate of JBoss developers

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When patent troll Acacia sued Red Hat in 2007, it ended with a bang: Acacia’s patents were invalidated by the court, and all software developers, open-source or not, had one less legal risk to cope with. So, why is the outcome of Red Hat’s next tangle with Acacia being kept secret, and how is a Texas court helping to keep it that way?

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LM_Sensors 3.2.0 Has Been Released

http://www.phoronix.com

LM_Sensors makes it possible to monitor the CPU/system temperatures, fan speeds, voltages, and other metrics for many systems and motherboards.

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Qt Software Releases LGPL'ed Qt 4.5 and Creator 1.0, Provides SDK

http://dot.kde.org

Qt Software has made Qt 4.5 and the Qt Creator 1.0 IDE available for download. For the first time, Qt SDK is available, a convenient bundle of the two.

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Qt adds LGPL license option

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) will add an LGPL licensing option for Qt 4.5, due to ship in March. Together with a new policy of opening Qt source code repositories to the public, the more permissive license option should increase the cross-platform GUI application framework's popularity, says the company.

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Nokia to license Qt under LGPL and open up the Qt source code repository

http://labs.trolltech.com

Qt, the C++ programming framework behind KDE, will be licensed under the terms of the LGPL version 2.1 with the upcoming Qt 4.5 release, in addition to their standard GPL and commercial licenses. They are also pleased to announce that they are going to open up the Qt source code repository and also make it easier for the community to contribute to Qt.

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Why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

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"25 years after Stallman first set the GNU project in motion, what have these ideals achieved, and what can we do to ensure the future of free software? Linux Format spoke to him to find out..."

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Reporting violations of GNU licenses

http://www.fsf.org

"...Once you have collected the details, you should send a precise report to the copyright holder of the packages that are being misused. The copyright holder is the one who is legally authorized to take action to enforce the license..." -- via GNU Affero General Public License

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Avoiding Ruinous Compromises: RMS

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“Twenty-five years ago on September 27, 1983, I announced a plan to create a completely free operating system called GNU — for ‘GNU is not Unix’. As part of the 25th anniversary of the GNU system, I have written this article on how our community can avoid ruinous compromises. In addition to avoiding such compromises"

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GPLv3, one year later

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After 18 months of widespread consultation with community and corporate interests, the third versions of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) were released one year ago on 29 June 2007. In November, they were joined by the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).

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New license logos

http://www.fsf.org

"Let users know they're protected by GNU licenses. Have you released some software under one of the new GNU licenses? If so, you might be interested in our license logos..."

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OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

http://arstechnica.com

In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community. Yoshida invested a tremendous amount of personal time developing a sophisticated optimization solver module for the OpenOffice.org Calc program.

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History of Calc Solver

http://kohei.us

This is an explanation of the news post (http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Sun_Refuses_LGPL_for_OpenOffice_Novell_...) you should read it before you read this...

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