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The Threat to Software Freedom

http://blogs.sitepoint.com

While free software automatically qualifies as a solution to vendor lock-in, monopolistic practices, prohibitive licensing fees, digital rights management, and a variety of other technological issues, the philosophy and ideals it stands for directly conflict with many companies’ traditional business model of selling software licenses.

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Presentation Slides: Threats to Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Thanks to those who attended the talk earlier tonight. For anyone who is interested, here are the slides of the talk which lasted about 2 hours. There was also video footage taken, but the quality may be too low. We'll find out soon.

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Did Microsoft Threaten to Retaliate Against Dell for Telling the Truth About GNU/Linux?

http://techrights.org

After public embarrassment for Microsoft, Dell "censors" its own Web pages that say GNU/Linux is more secure than Windows

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Software patents: Stifling innovation with threats and bluster

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Jobs replied, saying that “[a] patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other open source codecs now.” The news spread like wildfire. This episode provides a good example of how software patents harm innovation and why they are ultimately incompatible with Free Software. Any program - Free Software or not - is threatened by patents.

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Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

http://mybroadband.co.za

Things need to change and Apple needs to be seen for what it really is: a threat to innovation and freedom. For as long as anyone can remember Microsoft has been seen as the primary enemy of free and open source software (FOSS).

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BM: Open Source's Friend? Not So Much Now

http://www.computerworlduk.com

[…] IBM has sent a nastygram to the company TurboHercules, with a “non-exhaustive” list of US patents that it believes “will be infringed” by TurboHercules' code.

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MS Brings MPEG-LA-LA Land to the Web & Threatens GNU/Linux With Software Patent Lawsuits

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is trying to sneak patents-encumbered MPEG formats into the Web using Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9); Microsoft threatens (again) to go after Linux legally

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Why GNU/Linux is Microsoft’s #1 Desktop Threat, Shareholders Are Finally Being Informed

http://boycottnovell.com

As Microsoft's earnings fall by a third (again), the reasons are being further analysed and Microsoft investors warned

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Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Will we break a software stranglehold, only to fall back into the arms of hardware providers?

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Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Why the demise of proprietary software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we may not like it.

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Microsoft Sees Threat From Android Notebooks

http://www.internetnews.com

Ballmer and company dig in to stave off Google -- and weigh a Yahoo partnership to bolster their plan.

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