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Where, oh where, is the ECMA-compliant Mono source code?

http://www.itwire.com

De Icaza is extremely punctual in announcing these Mono releases. However, there is one release which he hasn't spoken about for more than a year - and which, I think, he would like everyone to forget about.

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Wine 1.2.1 Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Wine maintenance release 1.2.1 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Whats new in this release:

* Translation updates.
* Various bug fixes.

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Wikileaks publishes documents on plan to curb free software in the European Union

http://blog.javier-carrete.com

This file shows that Jonathan Zuck, president of Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) –an organization with close ties to Microsoft–[...] had influenced the change of working documents of the European Union.

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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for patent trolls

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.

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Legal Terrorism Microsoft Style

http://planet.gnu.org

Microsoft is transforming from a proprietary software vendor into a litigation house, using the mere threat of patent lawsuits to effectively extort payments like a modern day Al Capone.

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EFF supports Microsoft in seeking to make it easier to invalidate patents

http://www.eff.org

Today EFF, joined by Public Knowledge, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Apache Software Foundation, filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case in which Microsoft is trying to make it easier to invalidate an issued U.S. patent.

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MS is Still Trolling ODF and Other FOSS Causes Using Fake ‘FOSS People’

http://techrights.org

News about ODF, SC34 which is a farce, and some of the latest heckling from Microsoft proponents who masquerade as pro-openness or impartial

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Apple is Still Attacking GNU Linux and the GPL

http://techrights.org

Apple is said to be "blocking contributions to GCC" (which is GPL-licensed unlike LLVM and Clang); antitrust pressure on Apple causes change

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Death Patents Now Challenged and Software Patents Continue to be Used by Apple and MS Against Linux

http://techrights.org

Another quick overview of patent news most of which affecting Linux and Android

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Divide and Conquer: How Microsoft Fractures Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux

http://techrights.org

Latest examples of Microsoft's strategy, wherein it sends out affiliates to pretend to be FOSS people and then promote software patent deals, separation between Open Source and Free software, departure from the GPL, promotion of "open" core (proprietary) as "Open Source", and demotion of free/libre platforms like GNU/Linux along with free suites/formats like ODF

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It’s True, Android is Not Free (Because of Microsoft Patent Extortion)

http://techrights.org

New FUD from Microsoft staff and a reminder of what it is that really puts a price tag on Android (and it's not Google)

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Microsoft Uses Linux to ‘Succeed’

http://techrights.org

Microsoft uses Linux-powered phones not just to make income (patent tax) but also to spread Microsoft propaganda, which includes Linux insults

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Microsoft is Said to Have Had an Anti-OpenOffice.org Seminar on Monday

http://techrights.org

The Microsoft camp is attacking Oracle's OpenOffice.org (OOOo) while pretending that Oracle is an "evil empire" (whereas Microsoft "loves" open source)

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Microsoft Patents Operating System Shutdown? WTF!

http://www.techdrivein.com

It is reported that Microsoft recently obtained patent for "Operating System Shutdown". In simpler words, Microsoft now holds the intellectual property rights for 'shutting down an operating system'.

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Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

http://www.zdnet.com

Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

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