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Free Software vs. the Tax Man

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"...free software will prove strongly resistant to state interference. Because virtually everyone associated with a free software project is a volunteer, the state cannot easily compel them to participate in tax and regulatory schemes. [...] But even better, free software is likely to prove extremely resistant to state efforts to build privacy-violating features into software systems..."

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States shore up pitch to extend Microsoft oversight

http://www.marketwatch.com

A number of states including California and New York filed legal briefs Friday supporting their earlier request to extend the government's restrictive antitrust oversight of Microsoft Corp. The states said in a court filing that extended oversight of the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is necessary for "meaningful marketplace competition."

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More states join call for extra Microsoft policing

http://www.news.com

Updated at 4:00 p.m. PDT: In something of a surprise move, four state attorneys general who previously praised the effectiveness of Microsoft's antitrust settlement with the feds said they're not ready to see five years of oversight wind down just yet.

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