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“Microsoft Hates the Term “Free Software” or “Freedom”, They Prefer to Use Open Source”

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The Free/Open Source software community responds to more of the same deception from Microsoft

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Microsoft: ‘We love [subverting the definition of] open source’

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The latest spin from "OOXML Paoli" is an attempt to portray Microsoft as a friend of the very same phenomenon it has been attacking

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Groklaw Responds to FUD About OIN

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Response to the noise made by a "campaigner" for hire, who tries to characterise the pro-Linux OIN - not Microsoft/Apple/SCO - as an "evil empire"

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Gates Foundation Joins Microsoft and Attacks Free Software in Greece

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In the troubled economy of Europe Bill Gates and Microsoft try to make the population more Redmond dependent and in the United States too the Gates Foundation shapes (changes) public library policies

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Microsoft’s ‘Android Tax’ Shows Why Mono Should be Treated as Threat

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Asian companies sell many phones with Linux in them, but Microsoft is extorting all of them

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Software Patents Crisis

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A look back at Professor Moglen's words about Java and last week's talk about software patents; a Microsoft-fueled agitator attacks Apple, Cisco and other Microsoft rivals using patents

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Groklaw Repeats Warning About Mono as a Patent Threat

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The site better known for its dedication to copyright fights against the Microsoft-funded SCO is turning its attention also to patent fights against the Microsoft-funded Novell/Mono

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Richard Stallman Explains Why Microsoft is ‘Infiltrating’ Free/Open Source Software Events

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The freedom of the software we all sometimes use is under attack, in part thanks to companies like ACCESS and Microsoft, which found a partner in Tim O’Reilly and others who take money to change the direction of Open Source (taking it further away from Free/libre software)

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Microsoft’s Top Competitors Are GNU/Linux or Users and Vendors of GNU/Linux

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In the enterprise market GNU/Linux seems to be Microsoft's most dominant threat, not Apple

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Stallman on Microsoft Sponsorship

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Accepting the money from Microsoft would, in itself, do not harm. But Microsoft typically demands a price for its sponsorship, a price that implies a change in the nature of the event. The price might be, let someone from Microsoft give a speech. The price might be, don’t say that proprietary software is evil. The price might be, present Microsoft sponsorship in a way that inhibits
you from denouncing Microsoft’s software as unethical.

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Microsoft should starve on radical penguin diet

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In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, columnist Holman Jenkins, Jr asks if "Steve Ballmer is a failed CEO?" then forecasts Microsoft's feeble future even as it banks record profits. Microsoft is a company stuck in the glory years of the 1980s and 1990s - truly glorious years for a company that built not one but two massive cash cows: Windows and Office.

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Blackboard and TSC Block GNU/Linux in Education

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Schools continue to be dominated by Windows not just because of Microsoft but also because of close partners of Microsoft

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ASUS Dumps Vista 7, Goes With Linux Instead

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ASUS is said to be embracing Linux for tablets, HP carries on with Linux in tablets (or another form factor), and Microsoft will use its own employees as guinea pigs for phones

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Diversity is Good, Proprietary Software Giants Are Not

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Timely perspective on Apple, Microsoft, and the substitution of "Linux" with Android (Google's trademark)

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation Expresses Views on Free Software

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Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation calls software freedom not capitalist

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