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TechBytes Episode 16: Bribes for Reviews, GNU/Linux News, and Wikileaks Opinionsview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:18:53, 24.1 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (36.1 MB) Summary: Issues of the day are debated and treated as something gentle to end a Wikileaks-filled news week with TODAY’S show is the first show of this month. Rather than cover a lot of news we picked topics which we selected in advance all of for us to cover without preparation. (General)

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Novell's Final Earnings Report?view story

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com – In what may turn out to be Novell's final earnings report as a public company, revenues continued to fall as the company is set to be acquired. (General)

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LXer: What We Do (and Don’t) Know about the Novell Patent Saleview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Ever since the proposed acquisition of Novell by Attachmate Corporation there has been much curiosity, but almost no information, relating to the other major piece of the deal: the acquisition of 882 patents by a consortium led by Microsoft for $450 million. Read More... (HowTos)

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TechBytes Episode 14: Software Patents in Phones, Android, and in Generalview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:53:45, 32.6 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (52.1 MB) Summary: This show concentrates on the smartphones market and in particular on how failing to compete based on technical merit alone, companies like Apple and Microsoft try to tax or ban their competition which is Linux based TODAY’S show finally touches the issue of software patents. (General)

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LXer: Yes, Novell Owns Unixview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: When Novell first announced that it was being acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 billion, the question of who would retain ownership over Unix copyrights was an open issue. As part of the Novell sale, the company also revealed that it is selling 882 patents to a Microsoft-led technology consortium for $450 million. (HowTos)

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Novell’s Last Week – Part III: AttachMSFT’s Promise to OpenSUSE is Not a Legal Commitmentview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Advice to OpenSUSE now that a company without any affection towards free/open source software inherits the assets AttachMSFT is a rather hostile (towards GNU/Linux) takeover and OpenSUSE should fork as soon as possible. It needs a new trademark to go by because AttachMSFT owns it and it might treat it just like Larry Ellison’s Oracle treated OpenSolaris. (General)

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Novell’s Last Week – Part VII: NOVL Goes Dark as Many Lawsuits Filed by Shareholdersview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Novell is under an investors siege for signing a bad deal with AttachMSFT Robert Pogson has had a terrible week and news from Novell was only part of the problem. As he put it in his blog: M$ buying Novell through a third party controlled by M$ is interesting. It is obvious that they did not buy Novell directly to avoid anti-competition considerations but it seems a smoke-screen. (General)

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Novell’s Last Week – Part IV: The Ugly Side of the AttachMSFT Gameview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The CEO of AttachMSFT was arrested for slaying large animals (just like Microsoft’s Kempin) and his company is a neighbour of Microsoft; the deal’s financier is an unethical thug with Cayman Islands connection THE MORE we investigate and the deeper we look into AttachMSFT, the more evidence we have that AttachMSFT will be bad news to everyone except Microsoft. (General)

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 22view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Title: Hudzilla Returns (for one episode only) In this episode: Attachmate Corporation pays $2.2 billion for Novell. A Linux kernel patch dramatically improves desktop performance, while Fedora considers a move to Wayland. We ask whether a lack of blockbuster games is holding Linux back, and hear us completely forget discovery of the fortnight. read more (IT news)

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Novell says UNIX IP not soldview story

http://www.itwire.com – Novell has announced that its intellectual property pertaining to UNIX remains with the company after its sale to Attachmate Corporation. (IT news)