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Who should Software Freedom sue on FAT32?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Microsoft owns FAT32, but it didn’t appear to pursue its rights. Until the TomTom case. At which point Jeremy Allison of Samba says Microsoft had secret cross-licensing deals with all those other guys which violate the GPL. So who should Software Freedom sue?

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A Weekend with Eben Moglen

http://sreejithsblog.blogspot.com

"On the last weekend, I got a chance to interact with two eminent personalities who compete with each other in leaving their legacy in the minds of people whom they meet. While RMS is admired by thousands of people around the world including me for creating the Free Software Movement and for his uncompromising stand, Eben Moglen leaves his mark for his oratory skills, humbleness and humility.

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An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3 - by RMS

http://www.fsf.org

"Dear Mr. Frey, Your letter about our recent change to the GFDL, which lets operators of some GFDL-covered wiki sites relicense their contents under Creative Commons BY-SA license, raises the important questions of whether this change and the way we made it were proper, and what they imply in regard to trusting the FSF's stewardship of our licenses in the future..."

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Wikimedia and GFDL 1.3

http://mako.cc

"I spent more time than I would like to admit massaging the process that ultimately led to the release of the the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 (GFDL) by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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FDL 1.3 FAQ

http://www.fsf.org

"The Free Software Foundation released on November 3, 2008. This FAQ addresses questions that people may have about why we have released this new version of the license, and how it relates to FDLv2..." -- via SFLC Helps Draft FDL 1.3

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Bradley Kuhn discusses software innovation, freedom, and the law (video)

http://www.linux.com

Bradley Kuhn is not a lawyer, but he works at the Software Freedom Law Center and heads the Software Freedom Conservancy. He is fun to watch and listen to because he walks the tightrope between creative, carefree developers and cautious, legally-minded lawyers.

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A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"...This is a guide to effective compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) and related licenses. In accordance with the Software Freedom Law Center’s (SFLC’s) philosophy of assisting the community with GPL compliance cooperatively, this guide focuses on avoiding compliance actions and minimizing the negative impact when enforcement actions occur.

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SFLC Files GPL Violation Lawsuit Against Extreme Networks, Inc.

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Extreme Networks, Inc. on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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Law.com article spins old confusions into new "danger"

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Law.com recently ran a sensationalist piece by Edmund J. Walsh warning of the impending “dangerous real world business dispute” in store for any for-profit company that uses free software. Walsh points to lawsuits filed by SFLC on behalf BusyBox as a source of this danger, and having worked on those lawsuits, I hope I can provide a helpful counterpoint.

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Meeting with Eben Moglen

http://solutions.ow2.org

"Philippe Aigrain of the Software Freedom Law Center has kindly agreed to organize a meeting between Eben Moglen, Executive Director of the SFLC, and "one of the world's most experienced GPL enforcers", and OW2 Members. This meeting will take place in Paris, France, on Thursday, June 5, 2-4pm, on the premisses of the Sopinspace company..."

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Shining Some Light on Microsoft's Moonlight Covenant

http://www.groklaw.net

I noticed a comment thread on Groklaw about Moonlight, with a link to the license terms on Microsoft's website. They call it Covenant to Downstream Recipients of Moonlight - Microsoft & Novell Interoperability Collaboration . A comment by Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb on Dana Blankenhorn's article about Novell being a lead pony for Silverlight started the discussion originally.

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Bradley Kuhn makes a better world through software freedom

http://www.linux.com

Bradley Kuhn is one of the founding team members of the Software Freedom Law Center, and a longtime advocate for the cause of Free Software. Many consider him one of the most influential voices in the worldwide FLOSS community. Kuhn, formerly the executive director of the Free Software Foundation, took some time recently to catch us up on his latest work.

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Freedom

http://sunblog.fuseyism.com

"I attended an interesting talk by James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center earlier this week. The discussion focused on how the Free Software movement can now be regarded as a success and how others are now attempting to replicate this in other areas such as media (Creative Commons).

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Created by can.axis 6 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 32 weeks ago
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US patent office declares Blackboard’s e-learning patent invalid

http://www.heise.de

In a recently published decision (PDF file), the US patent office has declared US company Blackboard’s e-learning patent invalid. The patent office rejected all 44 claims in the disputed US patent number 6,988,138, (“Alcorn patent”) for a system for teaching in a virtual classroom using the internet, including chat, a virtual blackboard and provision of teaching materials.

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Created by waleed.saud 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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Free Software Isn't Shareware

http://blog.internetnews.com

There are a lot of people that confuse Free Software (and Open Source) with Shareware.

Though all three types Free/Open/Share may well be available for free (as in zero cost), there are some fundamental licensing issues that make them each separate and distinct.

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