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Microsoft Patent Traps and the Possible Looming End of Software Patents

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How Microsoft uses ActiveSync to shut out Free software with software patents; OOXML patents and other issues revisited; Bilski to be revisited by the Supremes, who can axe software patents in the United States

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The Price of Mono

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Follow-up to yesterday's post about the (il)legality of Mono and some new cautionary tales

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Software Patents Are Killing ZFS

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ZFS as a good example of wonderful software that gets sidelined due to obsession with intellectual monopolies

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Banshee is Novell, Mono, and ‘Forbidden’ Microsoft Software Patents

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Refutation of Mono disinformation about Banshee being a GNOME project without associated issues

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Mono and Samba: smell the difference, says Allison

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He argues that including Mono as a default part of a GNU/Linux distribution is an unnecessary risk to users and using it should be left up to users - much in the same way that users are free to install players to run patented MP3 files

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Richard Stallman’s Message to Brazil

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A message from May of this year.

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Mono’s #1 Problem is Not Software Patents

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Clarification regarding common misconceptions when it comes to Mono drawbacks

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The FFII and Red Hat’s CEO Express Dissatisfaction with United States Patent System

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More new calls for the elimination of software patents in the USPTO

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FSFE Wants the European Commission to Stop Microsoft’s Racketeering

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The FSFE advises the Commission to put an end to Microsoft FUD using unnamed software patents; Eolas sues massively

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US software patent repartee

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The pending US Supreme Court decision regarding In re Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw v. Kappos, in principle about patents on business methods and software, has lead to briefs being filed by numerous companies and associations.

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FSF Files Amicus Brief in Bilski - The Country Needs and Relies on FOSS

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FSF has now filed an amicus brief in Bilski, and they too ask the Supreme Court "to affirm that software ideas are not patentable":End Software Patents (ESP) executive director Ciaran O'Riordan explained, "Every software patent is a restriction on software developers and users of computers, and there are currently 200,000 software patents in the USA.

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Bilski II: Red Hat Appeals to Supreme Court over Software Non-Patentability

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The U.S. is known for its patent friendliness. But a Supreme Court decision in 2008 overturned a patent application by Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw for a risk mitigation process. Now Red Hat is using the so-called Bilski case in support of software non-patentability.

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Amicus Avalanche Opposing Software Patents in the United States (Novell Still Missing)

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Red Hat, the FSF, and the SFLC submit amicus briefs for the Bilski case

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Lest CodePlex perplex - by Richard M. Stallman

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"...The first thing we see is that the organization ducks the issue of users' freedom; it uses the term "open source" and does not speak of "free software". These two terms stand for different philosophies which are based on different values: free software's values are freedom and social solidarity, whereas open source cites only practical convenience values such as powerful, reliable software..."

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Red Hat addresses Supreme Court on software patents

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Red Hat has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court. In the brief, Red Hat explains the practical problems of software patents to software developers.

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