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Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory... Ain't

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

One of the inescapable facts of free software is that it involves a lot of law - far more than innocent hackers might expect when they settle down for a light bit of coding.

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There's more to open source than Linux

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It's important to see open source as a business methodology. No more, no less. It's a way of life for software companies that want to work with others. The "others" could include other companies, and individuals independent of either. Open source software build communities around themselves, and are guarded by licenses.

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EU survey on Free Software and standards: make your voice heard!

http://www.fsfe.org

The Free Software Foundation Europe is calling on European Free Software businesses to participate in a survey of business attitudes towards the acceptability of including patents in industry standards.

This survey is a key component of a study that will play the major role in the EC's reform of standardisation policy. It is open until September 17.

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A Bird's Eye View of the HTC/Nokia/Apple Patent Litigations

http://www.groklaw.net

I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?

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Mozilla Avoids MPEG-LA’s Latest Poison Pill and Rejects Patents Just Like Samba Does

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Mozilla maintains its anti-patents stance and Red Hat could take a lesson from Mozilla

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How You Can Help Patent Attorneys Help Free Software

http://www.groklaw.net

I would like everyone to watch tridge's talk [.ogv] [mp3] on patents and how engineers can interact efficiently with patent lawyers, to get your knowledge across to them. More formats are linked from End Software Patents, if you prefer audio only.

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Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

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Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware

http://www.eff.org

It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling "traitorware."

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Google Rebuts Oracle Lawsuit, Invokes Open-Source Defense

http://mashable.com

Hours after Oracle filed suit against Google for patent infringement, Google has made it very clear that it will stand its ground. “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Googleand the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” Google said in a statement to Mashable earlier today.

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The Oracle-Google Mess: A Question - Are Any of the Patents Tied to a Specific Machine?

http://www.groklaw.net

On the Oracle v. Google litigation announcement, here's something that I don't see anyone else mentioning yet. On the Oracle patents, in a post-Bilski world, the right question would seem to be: Are *any* of the asserted Oracle patents tied to a specific machine?

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Novell, Patent Lawyers, and Gartner Group a Major Part of the Software Patents Problem

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Novell continues to feed the longtime software patents proponents from Gartner; lawyers promote software patents regardless of their impact on the market

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Eben Moglen: “...the Patent Crisis is Not Going Away.”

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Here are just some among many takes on a talk about software patents and the Bilski case, courtesy of Professor Eben Moglen
Paula Rooney: Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

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Apple is the new open source villain

http://www.zdnet.com

It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

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Considerations For FLOSS Hackers About Oracle vs. Google

http://ebb.org

Many have already opined about the Oracle v. Google lawsuit filed last week. As you might expect, I'm not that worried about what company sues what company for some heap of cash; those sort of for-profit wranglings just aren't what concerns me. Rather, I'm focused on what this event means for the future of software freedom.

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Defending Free Software against Oracle's attack

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

To me writing code is a means of Free Speech, and the Free Software movement is about preserving my rights of Free Speech in the face of the US patent system which is trying to cut down what I can say. Attacking the Oracle patent claims, and writing software to undermine their market position is the least I can do. If enough people think and do the same, I hope we can cause them trouble.

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