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SFLC to host legal summit on software freedom

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Meeting Will Bring Together Prominent Lawyers of the Free and Open Source Software Community and Provide Free Legal Education to the Public

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SFLC to Host Legal Summit for Software Freedom - Software Freedom Law Center

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Meeting Will Bring Together Prominent Lawyers of the Free and Open Source Software Community and Provide Free Legal Education to the Public

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Groklaw -ODF vs OOXML: Proprietizing Standards- Updates from India

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Questions by Dr. G. Nagarjuna, Chairman FSF India, submitted to the Working Committee, Board of Indian Standards on Wordprocessing & answers from Microsoft's Vijay Kapur, followed by a response from Dr. Nagarjuna are used for this article in Grok law. Groklaw's PJ urge any of you interested in OOXML to read the other exchanges most carefully.

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Free Software Licensing, Part 1: Third Time's the Charm?

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The free software movement's most important license -- version three of the GNU General Public License was unveiled by the Free Software Foundation late last month. It comes roughly 16 years after its wildly successful predecessor, GPLv2, became one of the most used software licenses ever. Today, approximately three quarters of the world's free software packages are distributed under GPLv2.

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EULA: What Are You Signing Away?

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Distributed applications, social networks and Web services enable a growing number of vendors to access the innards of users' machines and possibly make use of their private data and personal property, often in ways unknown and with consumers unaware they are doing so.

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Defeat M$ efforts to push Ecma OOXML in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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Anivar Aravindcalls upon saner Indian community to write to BIS and ask them to stop adapting the proprietary standards of Microsoft. Open standards are the way to go. India shouldn’t fall into the trap of proprietary standards and go back to dark ages.

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Great Googley Moogley

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I was in an Irish pub in downtown Portland, contemplating ordering my third beer of the evening, when a force of energy dressed in black and carrying a very large skateboard shouted my name and threw himself into my field of admittedly narrowing vision.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 38 weeks ago
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Red Hat flags OSI offenders on partner site

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Sometimes being the open source software leader means distancing yourself from open source claims.

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Skype Found Guilty of GPL Violations

http://www.pcworld.com

A German court has ruled that Skype violated the GPLv2 selling a Linux-based phone without access to the source code...

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Sun Plug-in Brings ODF Support to Microsoft Office

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Sun's ODF plug-in can play an important role in broadening interoperability between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office.

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The 21st century's best open-source license?

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The OSL works because, like the GPL, it's concerned with contributions, not credit (i.e., attribution). Ultimately, this is what a strong open-source license should provide. It's the best protection of freedom and, let's be frank, revenue.

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Congress moves to rewrite patent laws

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"Crustless peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, a way to move sideways on a swing, a technique for exercising cats using a laser pointer — these are among the inventions patented in the United States over the years."

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Can You Change a Service Contract Only on a Website?

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"...The question the appeals court was asked to answer, in its own words, was: 'We consider whether a service provider may change the terms of its service contract by merely posting a revised contract on its website.' ..."

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dotSUB.com ou le meilleur du pire web 2.0 - Framablog

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"...you assign to dotSUB LLC exclusively and irrevocably, forever and anywhere in the Universe, all rights (including, without limitation, all copyrights and renewals and extensions of such copyrights) that you may have in and to your translation..."

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Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.

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"I guess you saw the news about Microsoft submitting some licenses to OSI hoping for approval as "open source" licenses. You can watch Bill Hilf of Microsoft giving his talk at OSCON, which is where the stories emanated from."

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