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Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Does the Microsoft-HTC patent agreement mean we can expect to see Microsoft weigh in on the Apple vs. HTC patent infringement matter? Or is the Microsoft-HTC deal just one more example (with more mobile-phone makers possibly to come) of Linux companies attempting to head off potential Microsoft lawsuits involving Linux?

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Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

http://arstechnica.com

Steve Jobs' recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this guest editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden.

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Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess

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Everybody's suing everybody! ... None of the major companies really seem to take patents seriously. ... And why should they take patents serious? The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents for vague ideas, obvious processes and usage models and even the most mundane software user interface conventions.

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

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Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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The Legal ‘Industry’ of Software Patents

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Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expenses

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“Patent Absurdity” Looks for Translations Amid Lobbying from Florian Müller and Microsoft

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The short movie “Patent Absurdity” (as can be viewed above) is looking to expand its reach

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Open standards and interoperability -- two cheers for EU ICT ministers

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The EU's member states have just thrown their weight behind the principles of Open Standards and interoperability. At a meeting of the ministers for telecommunication and information society in Granada, Spain, the ministers of the 27 EU member states yesterday issued the Granada Ministerial Declaration on the European Digital Agenda.

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“Patent Absurdity” is Released (Ogg)

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The video whose release we have been anticipating is finally out

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Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patent

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Software patent law is not for the faint hearted. Now the FSF has funded a new video where top hackers and legal experts explain where the idea came from and just why it is so bad for free software. With increasing evidence that patents harm, rather then help, innovation, is the tide beginning to turn against software patents?

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How software patents broke the system

http://patentabsurdity.com

Patent Absurdity explores the case of software patents and the history of judicial activism that led to their rise, and the harm being done to software developers and the wider economy. The film is based on a series of interviews conducted during the Supreme Court's review of in re Bilski — a case that could have profound implications for the patenting of software.

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Why IBM Does Deserve Scrutiny

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Techrights responds to people who believe that IBM should be left alone after using software patents to negotiate a competitor's departure from the market

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Thumbs up to Ubuntu for Removing a Part of MS; TurboHercules Likely a Psystar-Type MS Shell

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An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactless

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Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules

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It seems Groklaw will have to open a new category, answering Florian Mueller FUD.

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IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise

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The open-source software community is up in arms over claims that IBM has broken a promise by asserting its patents against an open-source project. IBM denies that it has done so.

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