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The GPL Wins Again

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Free software license backers win key legal victory against consumer electronics vendor, with 13 other vendors set to fall in line for compliance.

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Groklaw Responds to Latest FUD from Florian Müller

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Setting the record straight on SCO allegation which Müller is now (re)using in order to belittle his opposition in a fight that overlaps Microsoft's agenda

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SCO Motion for a Hearing in SCO v. IBM

http://www.groklaw.net

SCO has filed a motion asking for a hearing in the SCO v. IBM litigation. It would like IBM to be blocked from pursuing its claims, while asking the court to let SCO unilaterally go forward on its contract claims, which SCO now asserts are not affected by the loss it sustained in the SCO v. Novell litigation.

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Created by LittleBabyCheeses 13 years 36 weeks ago
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Linux Foundation launch Open Compliance Program

http://linux-foundation.org

Linux Foundation heads up new program with wide industry support to improve management of open source licence compliance, including a rapid way for developers to contact corporate compliance officers

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Created by ItalianPenguin 13 years 36 weeks ago
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Open Invention Network (OIN) and Linux Foundation Still Legitimise Software Patents

http://techrights.org

The companies which make up the Linux Foundation are still predominantly supporters of software patents, so they continue to create a pool of such controversial patents rather than abolish them

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Created by komrad 13 years 35 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Licensing

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Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

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Created by pravat 13 years 35 weeks ago
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Oracle sues Google over Java use in Android

http://www.computerworld.com

Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, charging that its Android phone software infringes Oracle patents and copyrights related to Java, Oracle said on Thursday.

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Created by sdastidar 13 years 35 weeks ago
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“EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”

http://techrights.org

The EPO is still operating/behaving in a questionable manner; some updates about the SCO case

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Initial Thoughts on Oracle vs Google Patent Lawsuit

http://tirania.org

Today Oracle sued Google over Java patents and copyrights that they claim Google's Android OS infringes. The lawsuit claims that Google knowingly infringed on those patents, and that the continued distribution of Google's Android is harming Oracle's Java Business.

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Created by goofy 13 years 35 weeks ago
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Google calls Oracle's lawsuit an attack on open source Java

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Google says Oracle's lawsuit is baseless and an attack on open source Java, while Java luminaries examine the merits of the case

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Created by beckham 13 years 35 weeks ago
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Google dubs Oracle suit 'attack on Java community'

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Google has called Oracle's Android lawsuit an attack not only on Google but also on the open-source Java community. "We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit," a company spokesman said in a statement to USA Today.

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Created by iamspam 13 years 35 weeks ago
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Laws governing medical devices in the EU and their effect on free and open source software

https://fossbazaar.org

This difference posed an actual threat to the free movement of good and services with the Community. As such, the Directive sought to harmonise national provisions with regard to the use of medical devices.

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Created by myspace1999 13 years 35 weeks ago
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SCO Ordered to File Objections to Novell's Bill of Costs. Novell Files Motion to Dismiss with SCOTUS

http://www.groklaw.net

The chickens have flown home and are circling SCO, looking for a place to roost, with SCO doing its dance to postpone the inevitable. Judge Ted Stewart, who presided over the SCO v. Novell second trial has denied SCO's motion to stay taxation of costs, a motion which Novell opposed.

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Created by myspace1999 13 years 34 weeks ago
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How Oracle might kill Google's Android and software patents all at once

http://www.roughlydrafted.com

Oracle likes Linux so much that it funds Btrfs, a GPL licensed, futuristic and advanced new file system that supports pooling, snapshots, checksums, and other features that sound a lot like Sun's ZFS, which Oracle now also owns.

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Created by sofiajanney 13 years 34 weeks ago
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Lawsuit Raises Questions about Open Invention Network, Linux Foundation

http://www.itworld.com

There's been some talk this week that the lawsuit between Oracle and Google proves the ineffectiveness of the OIN (of which both companies are licensees) and the Linux Foundation (in which both companies are members). If either organization had been effective, the argument goes, then this lawsuit would not have happened.

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