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Microsoft warns world to be less proprietary

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk

Yes, Microsoft - which for years has been locking users out of old formats with its dazzling ranges of new formats to 'encourage' us to upgrade to its latest versions.

Microsoft's UK head Gordon Frazer even had the gall to warn of a looming "digital dark age".

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The Reason for All These Patent Deals?

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

But even Microsoft's childlike "that's mine" attitude about intellectual property and patent violation claims against open source doesn't explain the company's resistance to Red Hat. The question to ask: Whose intellectual property rights is Microsoft seeking to protect?

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MS: We'll only interoperate if you sign a patent deal. Red Hat: No.

http://www.groklaw.net

So, negotiations between Red Hat and Microsoft appear to be ongoing in the media. [...] So, let's see. How does this work? "I got it and you got it but *I* make money when you use it." Who wouldn't want that? Um... Red Hat. Why not, Microsoft beguiles. I'll tip you. And, by the way, I won't interoperate with you unless you agree.

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Red Hat to MS: Let's Talk Interoperability

http://www.eweek.com

Even though patent talks between Microsoft and Red Hat broke down last year before Microsoft went on to sign a technical collaboration and patent indemnity deal with Novell, Red Hat is still willing to work with the Redmond software maker on the interoperability front.

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More on PDF vs. Microsoft's "XML Paper Specification"

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

And ANOTHER opinion about open formats...

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Microsoft, Newspeak and Open XML

http://www.eweek.com

"Opinion: Congratulations, Microsoft; you've got everyone believing the big lie that Open XML is an open standard."

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Mass. Embraces MS' Open XML Document Format

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"The commonwealth of Massachusetts has done a 180 degree turn and decided to support Microsoft's Office Open XML format in addition to the OASIS Open Document Format."

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Does Microsoft have nowhere to run?

http://www.fsdaily.com

The more I think about Microsoft, the more I realise that they are, possibly for the first time, seriously cornered (or surrounded, depending on how you want to see it). A little history will clarify why I think so - and why I think that this might really be the beginning of the end for Microsoft.

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Does Microsoft have nowhere to run?

The more I think about Microsoft, the more I realise that they are, possibly for the first time, seriously cornered (or surrounded, depending on how you want to see it). A little history will clarify why I think so - and why I think that this might really be the beginning of the end for Microsoft.

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Microsoft's Linux Deals: Tempest in a Teapot for Developers

http://reddevnews.com

Microsoft's relationship with the open source development community continued to evolve last month, with the company adding three suppliers of the Linux operating system to cross-licensing agreements. So, on balance, how will these patent pacts impact enterprise developers day-to-day?

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Linspire pays the cost of Volish agreement

http://www.theinquirer.net

LINUX DISTRIBUTOR Linspire has shown what it is costing it to sign a deal with Microsoft over patents.

This morning a press release winged its way from Linspire which said the outfit was "joining the current efforts to improve the ability of OpenOffice.org users to work with the Office Open XML format by increasing the interoperability between ODF and Open XML".

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Linus Torvalds: Microsoft Just Made Up The Number

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"Linus Torvalds shares with EFYTimes his views on Microsoft's claim that Linux infringes on at least 235 of its patents."

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Santa Cruz to DOJ in '96 & EU in '97: MS forces us to pay royalties forever for their old Xenix code

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Take a look at this with me, please, will you?

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There They Go Again: It's Time to Just Say No to Microsoft and Ecma

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

"Should ISO/IEC JTC1 approve OOXML, and if so, why not? This morning's news provides the best evidence for why the answer should be "no.""

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Microsoft's Five Stages of Linux Grief

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

What company with hugely established infrastructure doesn't seek to maintain the status quo when faced with a disruptive change? Microsoft's response to Linux and open source is like a textbook case of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Here's how these stages have manifested for Microsoft.

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