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Linux Stocks Are Riding the Open-Source Comeback

http://www.smartmoney.com

"Has Microsoft drunk the open-source Kool-Aid? Not exactly. It appears that Microsoft is doing whatever it can to protect its turf, even if it means sleeping with the enemy."

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» Linspire, Microsoft and aircraft carriers

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Microsoft’s agreements with Linux vendors also happen to dispel “patent risk,” which to my mind is as illusory as ghosts given that the odds of Microsoft ever filing patents suits against Linux are virtually nil (huge risks down that path, given that patents can bite Microsoft as much as Linux…probably more so).

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Ubuntu says no, but will the Mandriva management follow suit?

http://opensourcelearning.info

On the Mandriva Cooker mailinglist there was the following request based on my earlier article that made the case that Mandriva and TurboLinux might be next to partner with Microsoft.

It is a speculation, but I think that it would be good to get a clear statement from the management on where Mandriva stands, especially regarding the alleged Microsoft patents.

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Microsoft bows to complaint from Linpro

http://www.linpro.no

Microsoft has agreed to change the terms of its school agreement with Norwegian regional municipalities, following a complaint by Norwegian company Linpro to The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA).

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Why Microsoft and Linux companies are tying the knot

http://www.linux-watch.com

OK, so why have Novell, Xandros, and Linspire all gotten into bed with Microsoft? Is it...

1. They were seduced by Steve Ballmer's charming smile?
2. They've gone over to the dark side of the force?
3. Terror of Microsoft's mighty patent portfolio had them groveling at Microsoft's feet?

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Linspire CEO singing a different tune after Microsoft deal

http://enterprise.linux.com

When Linspire 6.0 is released next month, it will include the fruits of the recently announced marriage between Linspire and Microsoft. Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says he has been in talks with Microsoft for about a year and a half before reaching an agreement.

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Novell opens office for SMBs

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Novell is gunning for a chunk of the office market share from Microsoft with the release of its open workgroup suite for small businesses.

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Novell reveals Microsoft’s open source strategy

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Novell today announced Open Workgroup, a basic Linux set-up for small-to-medium businesses.

In doing this Novell also revealed Microsoft’s open source strategy.

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Mark Shuttleworth » No negotiations with Microsoft in progress

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

There’s a rumour circulating that Ubuntu is in discussions with Microsoft aimed at an agreement along the lines they have concluded recently with Linspire, Xandros, Novell etc. Unfortunately, some speculation in the media (thoroughly and elegantly debunked in the blogosphere but not before the damage was done) posited that “Ubuntu might be next”.

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Make sure Red Hat doesn't sign the patent deal with Microsoft

http://binaryfreedom.info

Even though it's a corporation, Red hat has continually placed being a good member of the open source community over being one of the corporate community. Their dedication to open source is outstanding, and yet they receive very little thanks. As a stronghold and *the* prime of example of corporate GNU/Linux, they are an important domino. We have

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Linux Leaders Plot Counterattack on Microsoft

http://www.eweek.com

"The high priests of free software have congregated at Google Inc. headquarters this week to debate the future of the movement and face down recent patent threats by Microsoft Corp."

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News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

http://blogs.cnet.com

"I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?"

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Can Microsoft Surround And Conquer Red Hat?

http://techiqmag.com

"Yet another open source software provider has signed a licensing and patent agreement with Microsoft. The VAR Guy wonders: Is Microsoft moving a few strategic pieces into place before launching a legal showdown against Red Hat?"

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Microsoft Interoperability Team: Bring on Red Hat

http://www.pcworld.com

Microsoft is still urging Red Hat to sign a patent "collaboration" deal. Luckily, Red Hat is holding out so far, but could probably use some support. If they sign the deal, corporate open source is essentially doomed unless GPLv3 works.

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What Does MS Want? -- Brains for Sale?

http://www.groklaw.net

So, I understand this [quote from Microsoft's web site] to mean that Microsoft pays these researchers to think and study and figure out ways to innovate in search so Microsoft can beat Google and Yahoo. Microsoft, I would guess, gets rights to the IP in some fashion. No wonder it has spent a fair amount of effort trying to get the community to drop the GPL and adopt the BSD license instead.

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