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Developer annoys open source faithful over code release

http://www.techworld.com

"Open-source developer Parallels finally released the source code for the Wine software used by Parallels Desktop 3.0 on Monday - but only after weeks of prodding by Wine developers and negative publicity on the IT forum Slashdot."

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What happened to Show Us the Code?

http://showusthecode.wordpress.com

What ever happened to the guy who wrote this: "Your repeated claims that Linux violates Microsoft’s intellectual property has come to the attention of the Linux community. Not only that, but it’s been reported Microsoft has convinced businesses to pay for a Linux patent that you can’t provide."

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Is YOUR Standards Body in Microsoft's Pocket?

http://boycottnovell.com

While big executives usually prefer to turn a blind eye or deny this, there is a lot of ‘monkey business’ going on. Political manipulation and string-pulling are becoming too difficult to ignore, even if the consequences get a little nasty or inconvenient to people with 6-figure salaries [...] O-O-X-M-L: It has “corruption” written all over it.

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Is Microsoft OOXML the best deal open source can get?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Instead of complaining about Microsoft’s tactics in maintaining Office’s monopoly, it’s past time the complainants got into the trenches and made Open Office a viable substitute.

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Created by C733tus 16 years 41 weeks ago
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Apache Foundation Co-Founder Likes GPLv3

http://www.informationweek.com

"One of the unsung features of GPLv3 is its grant of compatibility to the Apache and Eclipse open source licenses. Apache or Eclipse licensed code can now be combined with GPL code without creating a violation of the GPL."

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Kernel space: Linux security non-modules and AppArmor

http://www.techworld.com

"Long-time LWN readers will know that the Linux security module (LSM) API is controversial at best."

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Enterprise Unix Roundup: Ghosts of Xenix Past

http://www.serverwatch.com

"Various theories are circulating as to why Microsoft has been so gung-ho about intellectual property enforcement lately. I have opined about it myself in other venues, basically putting forth the theory that the staff at Redmond is running a bit scared right now as they watch Linux slowly encompass the server market."

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Microsoft Declares Immunity From GPLv3

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Microsoft has issued a statement about its position in regard to the Free Software Foundation's version 3 of the GNU General Public License, which was crafted in part to protect users from possible Microsoft patent infringement lawsuits. Microsoft's stance?

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Created by snotbutter 16 years 41 weeks ago
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Eben Moglen on WAMU 88.5 FM American University Radio

http://www.wamu.org

Open source software is built on the idea of cooperation: it's distributed for free, with code made available for everyone to improve. But there's debate about the future of this collaborative enterprise, with some players making deals with IT giants like Microsoft. We look at an industry at a crossroads and the evolving relationship between transparency and profit in software.

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Microsoft Makes Another Linux Friend: Turbolinux

http://www.eweek.com

On July 10, Microsoft announced that Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux is the latest Linux company to join its Ecma Open XML-Open Document Format Translator Project.

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Created by snotbutter 16 years 40 weeks ago
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Open Source Licensing for Software as a Service

http://ross.typepad.com

Open Source came before, if not provided a platform for, Software as a Service. Open Source Licenses have a big loophole for the most common method of software distribution today...

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Created by snotbutter 16 years 40 weeks ago
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Dragging one's feet to open source

http://news.com.com

I have to say I'm disappointed. CentricCRM released a significant chunk of code under an OSI-approved open-source license, yet still doesn't seem to appreciate that open source means something to the community, and to the industry.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 40 weeks ago
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How the Game is Played: INCITS V1 Narrowly Votes Down OOXML

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

"Rob Weir reported today that V1, the Technical Committee at standards organization INCITS charged by the Executive Committee of that organization to review office format specifications, has narrowly failed to approve Ecma 376 (formerly Microsoft's OfficeOpen XML formats)."

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Created by bridget 16 years 40 weeks ago
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The Linus Files, Part Two: Torvalds Says GPLv3 Backers Full Of "Hot Air"

http://www.informationweek.com

I am loathe to post this story as it seems like blatant attention-seeking, but it seems like we should keep informed of the saga. Paul McDougall is at it again, even after FSM's Ciaran O'Riordan called him out for his last article. And this doesn't seem to have slowed him down at all.

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Created by bridget 16 years 40 weeks ago
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"Owning" a Trademark - The SugarCRM et al License Debate

http://www.groklaw.net

There is a discussion going on at SugarCRM's forum page, "Why the Sugar license is mad, bad and may be dangerous" -- part of a much larger discussion that Matt Aslett captures well in this article on the current state of such non-OSI-approved licenses -- that reminded me that I've been meaning to explain something to you about trademarks.

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