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Canada Needs to Fight Back Against Software Patents and Business Method Patentsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: A ruling in Canada jeopardises the county’s status when it comes to patent law; the FSFE publishes its rebuttal to the BSA’s software patents propaganda in Europe “Amazon one click webshop patentable in Canada,” says Benjamin, the president of the FFII. (General)

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Links 15/10/2010: Wine 1.3.5 Out, Ubuntu 11.04 is Developedview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Lenovo ThinkPad W510 Notebook Since July we have been testing a Lenovo ThinkPad W510 notebook under Linux and have already published a variety of Linux benchmarks. (General)

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Intel Reports Record Earnings, Promises to Challenge iPadview story

http://www.dailytech.com – Intel says tablets are a critical third business sector to netbooks and PCs (General)

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Canon to launch system that blocks banned words from being printed, scanned or faxedview story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Business The upcoming version of Canon's document management system, Uniflow 5, will have a keyword-based security system. (General)

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LXer: Freemium: The Web's Counter-intuitive Business Modelview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: It's not open source, of course, but the Freemium model offers a fully functioning free version of a service or software. Users who want additional features (or content) over and above the free version have to pay. For software vendors in particular it offers a way to scale quickly and build a user base. Read More... (HowTos)

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Links 11/10/2010: Debian Links and OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta Previewview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Kernel Space Graphics Stack ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10 In what has become an unfortunate tradition for the past few releases, prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.10, AMD provided Canonical with a pre-release of their latest proprietary Catalyst driver at th (General)

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Microsoft Pays Mobbyists Who Are Promoting Software Patents Tax in GNU/Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The mobile arena is being distorted by Microsoft and some allies who use software patent to increase the cost of phones (including Linux phones); they are using patents on software also to scare manufacturers, giving them the impression that Linux is not free BACK we go to talking about the mobbyists, who sometimes express love for Mono and almost always seem to promote software patent (General)

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Microsoft NuPack an Exercise in Open-Washing Proprietary Softwareview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Nu is not GNU; Microsoft is just openwashing (making something only appear more open), addressing perception issues around yet another part of its proprietary stack Microsoft really tries to make itself appear “open”; the monopolist is by no means opening up or embracing freedom, it’s only trying to change public perception, most recently by renaming [1, 2]. These des (General)

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Best Buy charges $30 for "free" PS3 firmware upgradeview story

http://www.zdnet.com – So best Buy is charging a $30 (or $29.97 to be precise) surcharge for selling PS3 consoles with upgraded firmware. Is this just good business or a total rip off? (General)

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Fujitsu launches Australian cloud services portalview story

http://www.itwire.com – Fujitsu has launched a self-service cloud services portal for IT infrastructure, platforms and applications which the company claims will enable enterprises to match technology systems and costs directly to changing business needs. (IT news)