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Apple Lies About “Open Source” (and More on Apple/Microsoft AstroTurfing)

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John Sullivan shows how/why Apple is being dishonest about its relationship with “Open Source”; a glimpse at how perception management at Apple and Microsoft actually works

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Microsoft et al. “Embrace and Extend” That Whole “Open Thing”

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The characterisation of patent bullies as friends of "Open Source"; more lip service to them from the Gartner Group

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Australian Wikileak founder's passport confiscated

http://www.smh.com.au

Julian Assange, the Australian founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, says he had his passport taken away from him at Melbourne Airport and was later told by customs officials that it was about to be cancelled.

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Microsoft is Against Open Access, Pro DRM

http://techrights.org

Microsoft makes the contents of the British Library (shown above) hostage of DRM, limits distribution of material that can be distributed infinitely for the betterment of all society

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Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update

http://arstechnica.com

When Sony issued a recent PlayStation 3 update removing the device's ability to install alternate operating systems like Linux, it did so to protect copyrighted content—but several research projects suffered collateral damage.

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Why Microsoft is Still the Biggest Enemy of “Open Source”, Not Just GNU/Linux

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A look at how Microsoft and its former employees/current partners have been subverting the “Open Source” label while redefining what it actually means

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Software Patents Rumble: Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, and GNU/Linux

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Why Apple, Microsoft, and Nokia are an active threat to GNU/Linux and to a software patents-free world where people can view films, for example, without paying some aggressive cartel

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Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

http://everydaylht.com

In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux".

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Created by freda 12 years 5 weeks ago
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Attempts to Push Mono Into Awn

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A popular Mono-free "dock" application for GNU/Linux faces attempts to put C# applets in it

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Created by komrad 12 years 5 weeks ago
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The Wrong rPath to Microsoft

http://techrights.org

rPath does a disservice to itself and to many others by assisting the company which openly attacks GNU/Linux, on which rPath's business is based

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Created by komrad 12 years 5 weeks ago
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Microsoft-funded open-source foundation aiming to diversify

http://www.techflash.com

Open-source software veteran Paula Hunter has one of the more interesting jobs in the industry, as the executive director of the CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit, open-source organization that was established with Microsoft as its founding sponsor.

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When Brands Become Cults

http://techrights.org

ABC News is slamming Apple for its behaviour; Apple is sued again for patent infringement

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Created by komrad 12 years 5 weeks ago
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Novell is Still Aping Microsoft

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Novell is still promoting Microsoft software while apparently dropping Linux projects like the RadeonHD driver

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Created by komrad 12 years 5 weeks ago
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HTC-Microsoft Was Not an Agreement, It Was Apparently an Extortion

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More evidence that HTC merely settled (probably after threats) rather than be wooed for a patent deal as Microsoft would like to paint it

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Created by komrad 12 years 6 weeks ago
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Microsoft, Apple Will Never Allow An Open Web

http://www.katonda.com

There were high hopes with HTML5. It was expected to set the Web free of locked, closed, proprietary formats. That may not be the case anymore. Apple and Microsoft seem determined to put locks on this possibility.

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