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Mono and (Anti)Trust

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Mono suffers from an issue of trust - one must trust Microsoft just like TomTom trusted them

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OIN Explains TomTom’s Settlement with Microsoft (and Other Patent News)

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TomTom may reveal the details of its FAT settlement, Topolanek escapes the room, and an IBMer might become the next PTO Director

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Microsoft: Red Hat Should be Happy to Take Microsoft Patents

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The latest developments in Microsoft's subversive battle against better-priced (and simply better) competition

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Microsoft sends mixed patent message

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In the wake of the Open Invention Network challenge to Microsoft’s patents related to Linux, the company’s good cop-bad cop routine has gone into overdrive.

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Microsoft Interoperability Crushed by the TomTom Case

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Microsoft slammed for using software patents against interoperability, the OIN responds too late

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Software Freedom Law Center calls for switch to GPLv3

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Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) recommends that projects using GPL version 2 upgrade to the newer GPL version 3. One of the features of GPLv3 is better protection against possible patent threats than its predecessor.

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Microsoft v TomTom: a GPLv3 wake-up call

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Microsoft's brawl with TomTom over FAT patents has been seized on by software-freedom advocates as a wake-up call for people to adopt GPLv3.

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TomTom/Microsoft: A Wake-Up Call for GPLv3 Migration

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"There has been a lot of press coverage about the Microsoft/TomTom settlement. Unfortunately, so far, I have seen no one speak directly about the dangers that this deal could pose to software freedom, and what our community should consider in its wake. Karen and I discussed some of these details on our podcast, but I thought it would be useful to have a blog post about this issue as well..."

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OIN: TomTom settlement is no win for Microsoft, expect challenge

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Microsoft may view its legal settlement with TomTom as a patent victory of sorts but it’s a hollow and meaningless win in the eyes of some in the open source community.

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Did Tomboy Learn from TomTom? Project Forked, Moves Away from Microsoft ‘Standards’

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Tomboy's role in GNOME has made it a troublesome component that grabs an entire Mono stack into many GNU/Linux distributions. For reasons that were brought up before, the TomTom lawsuit teaches everyone why Mono does not belong in GNU/Linux.

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TomTom and Microsoft each file notices of dismissal "without prejudice"

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Two notices of dismissal have been filed with the courts -- Microsoft's in Washington State, and TomTom's in Virginia, each dismissed without prejudice, ending both patent litigations. "Without prejudice" means that either could ramp it up and do this some more in the future, should circumstances arise that made it necessary. But in most cases, it means the litigation, or whatever, is over.

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TomTom Settlement Aftermath: Get the FAT Out

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The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin got the same message from the TomTom story that I did: just get rid of Microsoft's FAT filesystem: The technology at the heart of this settlement is the FAT filesystem. As acknowledged by Microsoft in the press release, this file system is easily replaced with multiple technology alternatives.

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TomTom Caves; Will Microsoft Start Charging for Mono Next?

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Wake up call to Mono fans as TomTom pays Microsoft royalties for FAT

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TomTom and Microsoft Settle

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TomTom and Microsoft have settled the patent litigation. Here's TechFlash's coverage. According to the Microsoft press release, TomTom will remove functionality regarding the FAT patents within two years, which is no big deal, frankly, and in the meantime, they are covered "in a manner that is fully compliant with TomTom's obligations under the General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2)"

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TomTom gets allies in Microsoft Linux patent lawsuit fight

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When Microsoft first sued TomTom for patent violations in TomTom's Linux-powered navigation devices, I wasn't sure how much of a fight TomTom would put up. Legally TomTom was between a rock and a hard place. You can't use restricted-use patents in GPLed software.

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