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Does Open Source Licensing Matter?

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At the heart of many open source debates is the issue of licensing. Is one license better than the other?

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Microsoft clarifies open-source certification plans

http://www.linuxworld.com

Microsoft Corp. clarified its plans to seek open-source certification for its shared-source licenses on Wednesday, saying it will submit for approval only the two licenses that allow source code to be used on any platform.

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The Cradle of Independence Rolls Over for Microsoft

http://www.linux.org

"In the fall of 2005, in my home state of Massachusetts, Peter Quinn, the CIO of the Commonwealth, endorsed a plan to require the state government to use the Open Document Format for storing government records."

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An open proposal for Microsoft open source certification

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

MS will be submitting some of their "shared source" licenses to the OSI. This is genuinely fantastic news, as after years of FUDing us around, they finally admit that Open Source exists, is a good thing, non-cancerous, and something with which they want to get involved.

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Shared source: just another red herring

http://www.itwire.com

"Microsoft has begun to talk about open source again. Sure, atheists sometimes do talk about God."

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Microsoft's overtures towards open source show just how scared it is

http://www.theinquirer.net

"THE VOLE is submitting its Shared Source licences to the Open Souce Initiative for certification, as announced in a keynote speech by Bill Hilf, Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy, on July 26 at the OSCON Open Source Convention held last week in Portland, Oregon."

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Massachusetts Falls to OOXML as ITD Punts

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"In a not unanticipated move, Massachusetts announced today that Ecma 376, the name given to the Microsoft Office Open XML formats following their adoption by Ecma, would be acceptable for use by the Executive Agencies of the Commonwealth."

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"I (don’t) want" doesn’t mean "I (don’t) get"

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

I'm sure there was a story a couple of days ago about how half of MS's licenses didn't meet the 10 criteria of OS definition, but here's a different perspective.

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Do we need an open hardware license?

http://www.linux.com

Nokia researcher Jamey Hicks recently proposed a Open Source Hardware License (OSHL) for approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Is there a need for a hardware-specific license? If so, what makes hardware different from software?

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Microsoft not so 'open' after all?

http://www.computerworld.com

"The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules."

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New Microsoft "Open Source" licenses reveal a company on the defensive

http://wisdomofganesh.blogspot.com

"PJ of Groklaw believes Microsoft is (as usual) up to no good by pushing two licenses for OSI approval. I don't trust Microsoft any more than she does, but I don't share her seeming paranoia that every move the company makes is a deviously cunning ploy to destroy its enemies."

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OSI Prez confronts irate users over 'badgerware' license

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Open Source Initiative (OSI) President Michael Tiemann has responded to queries about the organization's decision to "rush through" approval for a new badgerware license by saying that the OSI board did its best for "the community."

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Microsoft not so 'open' after all?

http://www.computerworld.com

The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules.

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Red Hat flags OSI offenders on partner site

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Red Hat has bowed to pressure and improved the way it describes partner software licenses on the Red Hat Exchange (RHX). The licenses of companies such as SugarCRM, Zimbra and Alfresco used to be buried on the RHX site, requiring interested customers to spend considerable time finding the documentation.

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GPLv3 submitted to Open Source Initiative for approval

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This was the body of an email message sent to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) license-discuss email list less than two hours after the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) was officially announced by the Free Software Foundation (FSF): "I submit the following licenses for consideration by the OSI for inclusion in the list of licenses complying with the OSD."

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