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New Opinions on Mono, Miguel de Icaza, and the “Windows Stratagem”

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More perspectives arrive in response to a technical/legal analysis of Moonlight and Miguel de Icaza's highly-deserved Microsoft MVP award

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Obama Finally Slams the USPTO, But Parrots Talking Point from Microsoft and Intellectual Monopolists

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Failure to understand the true role of patents, especially at the government level; pharmaceutical industry veteran admits the patent lie; IPCom officially loses patent crusade

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Microsoft confirms 17-year old security bug in Windows NT discovered by a Google researcher

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Microsoft released a security advisory to acknowledge a flaw that affects every release of the Windows NT kernel, from Windows NT 3.1 up to and including Windows 7.

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Microsoft Tries to Pollute Standards with Software Patents Where It is Illegal

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In both Europe and in India, Microsoft is trying to exclude Free software with patent tax inside basic interoperability information

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Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

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Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland's apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly "stealing" code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale "theft" of code from another website. Of course it's not "theft" it's copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto. Microsoft confessed blaming a vendor they had worked with.

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France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer

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France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to protect security.

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German government warns against using MS Explorer

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The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.

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Microsoft bots perform denial of service on Perl Testers

http://www.h-online.com

The Perl CPAN Testers have been suffering issues accessing their sites, databases and mirrors. According to a posting on the CPAN Testers' blog, the CPAN Testers' server has been being aggressively scanned by "20-30 bots every few seconds" in what they call "a dedicated denial of service attack."

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Microsoft Word and Office 'sales ban' begins

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A ban on Microsoft selling certain versions of its flagship products Word and Office has begun.

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The Minister Said no

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In an unexpected move, new Minister of Information and Communication Technology Marwan Juma met with Microsoft representatives in his office as he asked about the benefits of renewing Microsoft licenses in Jordan's government and public administration, stopping by this the former minister's intention to re-sign a multi-million agreement with the company

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Microsoft Might Embrace and Extend SVG

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Microsoft and SVG - like many prior fake marriages - may blend very poorly

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Thousands of Italians May Sue Microsoft for Forcing Them to Buy Windows

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Italy is the latest nations to be going after Microsoft for its market abuses and removal of choice

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Windows 7 Sins; The case against Microsoft and proprietary software

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The new version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows 7, has the same problem that Vista, XP, and all previous versions have had -- it's proprietary software. Users are not permitted to share or modify the Windows software, or examine how it works inside.

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OSS Watch Pretends That Microsoft’s Attacks on Free Software Do Not Exist

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Criticism of a new writeup from OSS Watch, which grossly whitewashes some of Microsoft's behaviour and instead focuses on PR gestures and corporate spin.

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Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk

First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

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