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Which Licence is Best for the Future?

http://www.h-online.com

Recent discussions around the so-called “Open Core” model for open source have led to an entirely fresh thought: that we are about to enter a new and perhaps golden age in open source business. But which licence will ensure that golden age?

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Created by gitikaru 13 years 34 weeks ago
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Oracle Hires SCO’s (and Novell’s) Lawyers

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Of all the solicitors in the world Oracle has chosen MoFo and Boies Schiller, which one might recognise from SCO's (non)case against Linux

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Created by komrad 13 years 34 weeks ago
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Novell's Appeal Brief in the WordPerfect Litigation Against Microsoft

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We have at last Novell's appeal brief [PDF] in the private antitrust case Novell brought against Microsoft regarding WordPerfect. The brief was filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. It begins: "This case has been here before." Indeed. Here's the decision from the US District Court in Maryland that Novell is appealing, as text. But there's more.

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Created by ford prefect 13 years 34 weeks ago
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Proof SCO Knew IBM Was Involved in Linux From 1998 Onward

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Look what I just found, SCO's Partners page from 2002, on Internet Archive, and lo and behold, it provides proof positive that SCO, then calling itself Caldera, knew that IBM was involved with Linux as far back as 1998. That's the year Santa Cruz and IBM signed the agreement regarding Project Monterey, executed in October of 1998.

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Created by johncuk 13 years 34 weeks ago
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HTC Files Answer with Counterclaims to Apple's Patent Infringement Suit

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This could get interesting. HTC has filed its answer to Apple's complaint [PDFs] against them for patent infringement, with affirmative defenses and counterclaims.

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Created by kaeser 13 years 34 weeks ago
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Microsoft Boosters of Software Patents in Linux/UNIX Sued for Patent Violation

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Centrify and Likewise get sued, having attempted to outdo Free software by faking it and adding software patents to it

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Created by komrad 13 years 32 weeks ago
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Court Says First Sale Doctrine Doesn't Apply To Licensed Software

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A federal appeals court ruled today that the first sale doctrine is "unavailable to those who are only licensed to use their copies of copyrighted works."

This should make freely licensed software even more appealing.

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Created by spanky 13 years 32 weeks ago
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SCO gets more time to file appeal brief regarding its loss to Novell

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SCO filed a motion asking for more time to file its appeal brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. They needed 10 more days, and Novell agreed to it, so the clerk signed off on it the same day the motion was filed, and the new date for SCO to file its brief will be September 9.

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Created by the_borg10001101 13 years 32 weeks ago
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Patent Office Admits Truth - Things Are a Disaster

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Under new leadership, the US Patent and Trademark Office has begun to publish data on how long does it really takes to get a final answer on whether you will receive a patent. Answer, six years. The backlog of patents is almost 730 000.

Perhaps this will be the beginning of a patents reform?

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Created by spanky 13 years 32 weeks ago
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Novell Responds to SCO's Objections to its Bill of Costs

http://www.groklaw.net

Novell has responded to SCO's Objections to Novell's Bill of Costs for the two trials. Novell did not fail to notice and point out to the court SCO's cheeky move, asking that the court deny the entire bill, when some of it was costs the first Utah trial that had already been authorized by the court

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Created by TMNGoat 13 years 31 weeks ago
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Linux Foundation Simplifies FOSS License Management

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The Linux Foundation used this year’s LinuxCon in Boston to launch its new Open Compliance Program, aimed at making it easier for companies that are new to using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to ensure that their products comply with open source licensing. Here's how it works…

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Created by kaeser 13 years 31 weeks ago
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Lawsuit targets advertiser over sneaky HTML5 pseudo-cookies

http://arstechnica.com

An excellent argument against the use of iPads and iPhones with some surprising names on the roster of offenders.

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Created by lozz 13 years 31 weeks ago
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SCO Files Appeal Brief - The 2nd Time Around

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SCO has now filed its appeal brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the second time SCO has appealed a loss in the US District Court in Utah to this appeals court.

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Created by toolbanger 13 years 31 weeks ago
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The Cost of Free/Open Source Licensing FUD

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Another player in the licence FUD market steps in for a round of self promotion

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Created by komrad 13 years 31 weeks ago
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Google Code now accepting all OSI approved licences

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Google has announced that its open source Google Code project hosting service now supports any Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved licence

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Created by keyboardninja 13 years 30 weeks ago
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