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Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start.

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I don't think Oracle suing Google over the use of Java in Android has much to do with Android at all. I think it has everything to do with Oracle monetizing Java anyway it can. That spells big trouble for any company or developer who uses Java...

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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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Software Patents Crisis

http://techrights.org

A look back at Professor Moglen's words about Java and last week's talk about software patents; a Microsoft-fueled agitator attacks Apple, Cisco and other Microsoft rivals using patents

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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.”

http://techrights.org

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

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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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We should all be using free software

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies..."

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Groklaw Repeats Warning About Mono as a Patent Threat

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The site better known for its dedication to copyright fights against the Microsoft-funded SCO is turning its attention also to patent fights against the Microsoft-funded Novell/Mono

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

http://carlodaffara.conecta.it

Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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Open letter to abolish software patents in Australia

http://apps.softwarefreedom.com.au

Software patents are dangerous and costly to business and the community. Please sign this letter to support abolishing patents on software.

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Why computer programs should not be patentable – In easy-to-understand terms.

http://silentcoder.co.za

"Lawyers have successfully managed to argue that computer programs are not mathematics and thus should not be covered by the exclusion of mathematics from patentable material. This comes from a deep misunderstanding of how computers really work – particularly as implementations of a universal turing machine. Some great papers on this have been written – including this one at groklaw.

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Freedom in Phones Under a Regime of Software Patents, DRM Jail, and Other Forms of Malice

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Samsung appears to be dumping LiMo and OIN brags about expanding its membership, which does more to endorse software patents rather than abolish them

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