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IBM breaks OSS patent promise, targets mainframe emulator

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IBM is threatening to pursue legal action against TurboHercules, a company that sells services relating to the open source Hercules project, an emulator that allows conventional computers with mainstream operating systems to run software that is designed for IBM System Z mainframe hardware.

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IBM uses pledged patents against open source mainframe emulator

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In 2005, IBM pledged to not use five hundred patents against open source software. In 2010, two of those patents have shown up in a letter from IBM to the makers of TurboHercules, an open source mainframe emulator

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IBM Uses Software Patents Aggressively

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New leak shows that IBM not only lobbies to keep software patents, but that it also uses them against rivals

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Ubuntu Removes Codec Patent Trap, But What About Mono?

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The AAC encoder is taken off Ubuntu repositories, but other, more troubling software stays, despite clear warnings from Microsoft

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BM: Open Source's Friend? Not So Much Now

http://www.computerworlduk.com

[…] IBM has sent a nastygram to the company TurboHercules, with a “non-exhaustive” list of US patents that it believes “will be infringed” by TurboHercules' code.

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Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, and New Zealand Show the Way Regarding Software Patentability

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More radio stations and also an entire developed nation turn their back on software patents

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Thumbs down for software patents in NZ

http://computerworld.co.nz

Open source software champions have been influential in excluding software from the scope of patents in the new Patents Bill.

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SD Times Removes Miguel de Icaza’s Admission That Mono Has Patent Problems

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An article that quotes rather damning material about Mono suddenly vanishes without a trace and Microsoft MVP Miguel de Icaza still attacks critics of patents around Mono (which he himself implicitly criticised in the now-vanished article)

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Software Patents Complication Shows Why Linux Needs the FSF

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Contrary to common misconceptions, the FSF's philosophy and work actually defend Linux from the patent attacks it currently faces from Apple, Microsoft, and possibly their henchmen at Intellectual Ventures

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Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

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MS Brings MPEG-LA-LA Land to the Web & Threatens GNU/Linux With Software Patent Lawsuits

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Microsoft is trying to sneak patents-encumbered MPEG formats into the Web using Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9); Microsoft threatens (again) to go after Linux legally

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Novell Wants to Bring Microsoft, Moonlight, and Mono to Linux Phones (Android)

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Microsoft's patent-encumbered "gifts" to GNU/Linux are being pushed into devices with Novell's help

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Is Microsoft About to Declare Patent War on Linux?

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Microsoft's comments on happenings outside its immediate product portfolio are rare, and all the more valuable when they do appear.

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Apple's Patent Attack

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Software patents have long been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community; patents are by far the biggest restraint on our ability to program our own computers. Those who worry about these things have expected that attacks might come from patent trolls, or from software companies with fading prospects.

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Judge: Microsoft can't sell Word anymore

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A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell one of its flagship products, Word, in the United States because of patent infringement.

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