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Microsoft's true battlefront against Open Source

http://www.raiden.net

All the recent huss and fuss over Microsoft's patent FUD campaign and their "we will sue you unless you pay us grievous amounts of cash" threatening of Linux is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger war.

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Is Open Source complacent?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

As you probably have heard or read about by now Microsoft has made another deal with another open source company. This time Linspire has signed a deal with Microsoft to license VOIP and Windows proprietary media formats and true type fonts. My question is why? There is no need as those technologies are already in the open source world.

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Linspire joins the plot

http://www.groklaw.net

Microsoft has signed another patent deal, this time with Linspire. I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise.

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Microsoft, Mozilla execs respond to Safari on Windows announcement

http://arstechnica.com

For companies like Microsoft and Mozilla, Safari coming to Windows means that one more competitor will be thrown into the Windows browser battlefield. While neither company has expressed dismay with Apple's decision to put Safari on Windows, on Monday executives from both Microsoft and Mozilla expressed a lack of concern for their new (Windows) foe.

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Memo to Xandros CEO: you're better off selling potatoes

http://www.itwire.com.au

"No, it is much more likely that they discussed the price of oranges in California. Or perhaps the oil industry in Venezuela. Or even the industrial relations laws in Australia. But patents? Not a ruddy chance in hell that the word even figured in those talks."

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Why Microsoft Loves GPL 3.0: Changing Strategies

http://www.itbusinessedge.com

"Two Slashdot posts and a long meeting with Microsoft really got me to thinking about whether Microsoft really likes, or doesn’t like, the new GPL version and how its strategy, with regard to open source in general, has been changing over the past few years."

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Sun Responds to Microsoft's Patent Claims

http://www.newsfactor.com

Microsoft Relevant Products/Services is targeting Sun Microsystems for patent violations in its open-source software, claiming OpenOffice.org breaches 45 of its patents. Sun wasted no time in responding to the claims coming out of Redmond.

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What the Microsoft/Xandros deal means for Linux

http://www.linux-watch.com

Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros on June 4 signed a broad set of collaboration and patent agreements that reminded many of the November 2006 Microsoft/Novell partnership. What do analysts and other Linux vendors think this new deal means for Linux?

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Steve Gibson on Linux patents - or, "Clubbing baby Linux penguins"

http://www.groklaw.net

[Steve] Gibson, who early in the conversation makes it clear he believes in trademarks and copyrights and intellectual property -- although he sees software patents have become a problem -- and has even applied for patents when he's done consulting work, explains how patents get written and then stretched like taffy to be broader and stupider, and then he talks about his reaction to Microsoft's cl

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Hanrahan hire shows true Microsoft weakness

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Microsoft’s hire of Tom Hanrahan (right), formerly director of engineering for the Linux Foundation (and before that of the OSDL, one of its predecessors) says a lot about the company’s true open source situation.

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Court: Microsoft, Best Buy must stand trial for racketeering

http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) must stand trial on charges they violated the federal anti-racketeering laws, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.

http://www.nytimes.com

Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct, including the recent rejection of a complaint by Google.

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What is Microsoft really gaining from open source FUD?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

In all the stories about Microsoft’s attack on open source, I have seen little talk about what the company is gaining in all this.

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A Patent Lie

http://www.nytimes.com

Bill Gates wrote, “If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.” Mr. Gates worried that “some large company will patent some obvious thing” and use the patent to “take as much of our profits as they want.”

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Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware

http://www.windowsitpro.com

Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) Web servers are more than twice as likely to deliver malware to unsuspecting users than the open source Apache Web server, according to a recent security survey performed by Internet search giant Google. That's quite an allegation, coming as it does from one of Microsoft's chief competitors.

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