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Microsoft Avoids GPL Trap To Step Into Snare

http://www.informationweek.com

"Microsoft sought to avoid tangling itself up in the GPL license when it struck a deal with Novell. Rather than pay Novell, it agreed to hand out SUSE Linux coupons to consumers. It stayed at arms length from distributing the code… But did Microsoft circumvent the trap of GPLv2 by stepping into the snare of GPLv3?"

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The Formula for Failure - More OOXML shortcomings

http://www.robweir.com

It has been a boast for around around 6 months now. Microsoft's OOXML fully defines spreadsheet formulas, and ODF doesn't.

OOXML's spreadsheet formula is worse than missing.

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New Patent Applications Up For Public Review on Peer to Patent - One From MS

http://www.groklaw.net

Heads up! Some new patent applications have just been posted on the Peer to Patent Project website, including one from Microsoft, its first entry in the project, on a kind of system I think of as a DRM'd computerized bean counter which tracks all the media clips bought and sold in the offline system of the invention, and then pays copyright holders and their ex-filesharing pirate distributors.

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Talking with Microsoft's Gray Knowlton about MSOXML accessibility

http://blogs.sun.com

Late last week, Gray Knowlton wrote a lengthy blog comment, sharing some of this thoughts about my review of the Microsoft white paper "Accessibility of Ecma Office Open XML File Formats" that Gray posted to the OpenXML Developer website.

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Unlike Microsoft, Novell sticks with GPLv3

http://www.linux-watch.com

Microsoft denies that it has anything to do with GPLv3 or vice versa. Novell, however, is making it clear that it will be supporting SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the future, including any components, such as future versions of Samba, that are licensed under GPLv3.

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Novell To Press On With Microsoft Alliance, With Or Without Microsoft

http://www.informationweek.com

Novell will distribute portions of its SUSE Linux enterprise suite that fall under the GPLv3 license directly to customers who purchased certificates that would have entitled them to receive the software from Microsoft.

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SCO: We never knowingly released code under the GPL. PJ: Did too.

http://www.groklaw.net

SCO seems to have started something, when, after releasing software under the GPL for years, it now claims it never knowingly did so. As you know, Microsoft has now declared its GPL-virginity as well.

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Novell to SUSE users: Don’t worry about Microsoft’s stand on GPLv3

http://www.networkworld.com

"Novell will continue to ship the complete version of its Linux enterprise server even though Microsoft is attempting to distance itself legally from the new General Public License (GPL) v3 open source license."

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When Microsoft Met GPLv3

http://www.groklaw.net

"Now that Microsoft has declared itself untouched by any GPLv3 terms, everyone is trying to figure out if they have a leg to stand on. There is a whole lot of analysis going on, with some wondering if Microsoft is a distributor of software under GPLv3 by means of the voucher distribution and others wondering just what those vouchers included."

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Microsoft tries evading new GPL grasp

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Yet another piece about GPLV3 and Microsoft

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Are Microsoft’s patent lawyers really this dumb?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"Are Microsoft’s patent lawyers playing possum? Or are they really as clueless about what makes open-source software tick as they seem?"

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Say It Ain't So

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

I'm at a loss to say which is more audacious, Microsoft's world-is-flat claim or its expectation that people will believe it. That's how I judge Microsoft's outrageous assertion that it's not bound by GPLv3. Right, and the world is a cube.

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Novell statement on Microsoft’s GPLv3 position

http://www.novell.com

Microsoft’s current position, taken unilaterally, is intended to eliminate any perceived ambiguity about the applicability of GPLv3 to Microsoft.

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MS: Dancing as fast as it can to try to get away from GPLv3

http://www.groklaw.net

"Want to laugh? Microsoft Says It Is Not Bound by GPLv3" -- they think they can so declare, like an emperor, and it becomes fiat. It's not so easy. I gather Microsoft's lawyers have begun to discern the GPL pickle they are in."

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Win 25 000 euro for fighting Microsoft

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The Foundation for Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) has offered a prize for the best campaign against Microsoft's attempt to gain international standardisation for its Office format.

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