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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

http://jonathanischwartz.wordpress.com

In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple’s IP.” (IP = Intellectual Property = patents, trademarks and copyrights.) If we moved forward to commercialize it, “I’ll just sue you.” My response was simple.

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Virtualization: An easy way to kill Apple's HTC lawsuit

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Intel's Wind River Hypervisor and technologies like it could usher in a new age of Device-agnostic Smartphone Operating Systems and unprecedented customer choice

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Software Patents Kill Another Program for Linux (Android)

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The wonders of "innovation" show their ever-so-wonderful benefit to society yet again (the application above died from software patents)

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Microsoft’s Deal With Amazon is Extortion and Should Get Reported

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Analysis of the patent deal with Amazon and why it is a breach of some laws and should therefore be reported to authorities or regulators

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Tim Bray Asks Patent Lawyers to Find Something Better to Do After “Actively Damaging Society”

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Criticism of the patent system is increasing and abolishment too is being considered for what became a hindrance - not a facilitator - to science

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Amazon pays Microsoft for Linux

http://blogs.computerworld.com

What was Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, thinking? Amazon just signed a patent cross-licensing deal that pays Microsoft intellectual property fees for, among other things, patents that cover Amazon's Linux-based Kindle e-reader and its Linux servers.

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Free Software Foundation: Google should free the web from Flash and H.264

http://www.h-online.com

Although Google's take-over of On2 Technologies has only just been completed, already the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling on the company to release On2's video codec technology as a patent free standard.

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Patent nonsense

http://www.economist.com

If truth be told, few inventions are really worth patenting. Time and again, surveys show that in both America and Europe companies rate superior sales and service, lead time and secrecy as far more important than patents when it comes to profiting from innovation. And, although applying for patents is relatively cheap, the cost of maintaining them can be horrendous.

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Judge Uwe Scharen is Validating Software Patents in Germany

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Disturbing developments in Europe following heavy lobbying from Microsoft and its front groups

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Microsoft Signs Deal with Acacia and Builds More Patent Walls Against Linux

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An accumulation of new information about Microsoft's i4i fallout and use of software patents against its most potent competition, GNU/Linux

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Video About Patent Trolls (from a Patent Firm)

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"Ballad of the Patent Troll" - video criticising the likes of Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft's patent troll

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Compiz, Patents, and Ubuntu - what’s going to happen to Compiz?

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read the article and the response from the Only maintainer for Compiz

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Indian Activists Fight Back Against MS Patents

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The LUG of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi complains about attempts by Microsoft to poison Indian standards with software patents; LCA receives a wakeup call regarding Novell's malfunctioning Mono

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Microsoft Attacks Linux-powered Devices with Patents Once Again, Unprovoked

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TiVo is preemptively sued by Microsoft for alleged patent violation and Microsoft's PR puts together some lies to disguise the real cause

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Patents or Life

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Contradiction between values of patents (mortality) and values of sharing (morality)

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