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Licence to Use Microsoft Moonlight and Mono Not Possible?

http://boycottnovell.com

ECMA is seemingly unable to offer answers regarding Microsoft Moonlight and Mono

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Top Microsoft strategist highlights a change in IP policy

http://news.cnet.com

Phelps portrays Microsoft as desperately striving to adapt to a new world of aggressive enforcement of intellectual property (IP), but ends up suggesting a rising IP hegemon eager to shape a new world of such enforcement. It's not pretty.

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Microsoft and Linux sitting in a tree...

http://www.daniweb.com

Strange but true, usually the best of enemies it would seem that Microsoft and the Linux Foundation are in full agreement over something for a change. What is more, they are working together in order to find a solution as well.

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Software Freedom Law Center calls for switch to GPLv3

http://www.h-online.com

Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) recommends that projects using GPL version 2 upgrade to the newer GPL version 3. One of the features of GPLv3 is better protection against possible patent threats than its predecessor.

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Microsoft v TomTom: a GPLv3 wake-up call

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft's brawl with TomTom over FAT patents has been seized on by software-freedom advocates as a wake-up call for people to adopt GPLv3.

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AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

http://redmonk.com

When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.

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the voting has begun -- and if you're in the wikipedia world, please participate

http://www.lessig.org

"I can't begin to describe how rewarding it is to see the voting start on the question whether WIkipedia should exercise an option granted to it by the Free Software Foundation to relicense Wikipedia under the CC-BY-SA license. I am very hopeful the community will choose to exercise that option..."

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Licensing update - From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki

http://meta.wikimedia.org

"The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation invites the Wikimedia community to vote on this proposal to license Wikimedia material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) [...] A vote will be administered to the Wikimedia community in order to decide whether to impl

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Starting a new business, 5 reasons to avoid Microsoft now!

http://www.ecommerce-blog.org

If you are a new online business owner, one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to not become a whore to Microsoft, their high cost, and their ludicrous licensing system.

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Experts: Microsoft's FAT licensing terms might violate GPL

http://www.sdtimes.com

Microsoft's current FAT file system licensing program could hobble the development and free distribution of GPL-licensed software, says an open-source legal advocate. However, licensing terms that were once published on Microsoft's website, which have since vanished, would have been compatible with the GPL.

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Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

http://www.daniweb.com

Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

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Nokia Puts the L in License

http://www.linuxjournal.com

The licensing of the Qt toolkit has perhaps been one of the great sagas of the Open Source world. It was Qt's proprietary license — and KDE's reliance on Qt — that led to the creation of the GTK-based GNOME Desktop Environment in 1997.

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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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Is Phoenix about to Enter GPL Violation HyperSpace?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

If ultraportables were last year's big surprise success for GNU/Linux, one of the potentially exciting technologies for this year is the instant-on pre-operating system that loads in seconds when you power up a desktop or portable.

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