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Software patents: foolish business

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Academic research by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society has found that software patents have provided no net benefit to the software industry, let alone to society as a whole.

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Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-In

http://www.talkincloud.com

The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.

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SUSE and Microsoft renew the Novell deal

http://www.h-online.com

It's never over until the fat lady sings. SUSE finally rejects all pretensions to Free Software loyalty.

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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French Gendarmerie switch 85,000 PC’s to Ubuntu and save €€€

http://www.wiredvc.com

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, now reports the police force has upgraded its 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu Desktop Edition, removing its reliance on the Microsoft operating system completely.

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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Why the Commission is doing the right thing on antitrust

http://blogs.fsfe.org

There has been criticism against the European Commission for pursuing abusive behaviour by Microsoft, and against Mozilla for wanting a fair chance to compete against Microsoft. The blog post explains why the Commission is doing the right thing to take antitrust violation seriously, and why the Free Software community should support this case.

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School switches to Linux, hopes to keep MS funds

http://computerworld.co.nz

Warrington School, in Otago, has decided to jump ship and deploy the GNU/Linux operating system with free software across the board by a target date of 2010, says the school’s principal, Nathan Parker.

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Created by lozz 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 6 weeks ago
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Refusing Digital Monitoring Policies

http://defectivebydesign.org

." This is just old wine in new bottles -- Microsoft wants another way to control your activities.

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Created by lozz 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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ISO puts standard for Microsoft's OOXML document formats on hold

http://www.heise-online.co.uk

As the ISO announced, the planned ISO/IEC DIS 29500 cannot be published until these complaints have been heard. Procedure requires that they be dealt with by the end of June, when the ISO and IEC have to hand over their comments on the complaints to two management committees for a final decision.

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Join No OOXML Club

https://lists.ffii.org

Self-explanatory. The organisation is particularly concerned with the situation in Australia;

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