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Novell’s Chief Marketing Officer John Dragoon Does Not Understand Novell Critics, Rewrites the Past Insteadview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Novell’s PR machine (notably the Chief Marketing Officer for Novell) uses a straw man to dismiss its opposition which includes many former users of SUSE Novell’s marketing chief has been kissing bottoms and suppressing criticism of Novell in blogs [1, 2]. Novell’s idea of doing business includes silencing sources of bad publicity, apparently. (General)

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Novell Continues to Exploit Broken USPTO and Collect Even More Software Patentsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Novell is still playing along with the ‘Dark Side’ of the software patents debate, taking advantage of a system which seems broken beyond repair Novell is not shy to admit that it likes software patents and it takes some pride in them too. (General)

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OpenSUSE Has New Trademark Problem and Delayview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Smeegol has problems with the name and Milestone 3 of OpenSUSE 11.4 gets delayed as the project as a whole slows down REMEMBER OpenSUSE? It’s that Novell product which people no longer hear so much about anymore. It used to be covered regularly, but now there just isn’t enough news with which to do so. (General)

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Good News, Bad News From OpenLogicview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: News items that advertise OpenLogic’s products continue to create an elevated FOSS licence scare THIS post is an assessment of OpenLogic’s business model and strategy, which usually starts with marketing that’s disguised as a ‘study’. OpenLogic ‘studies’ are to Microsoft FUD what Novell’s Moonlight is to Silverlight. (General)

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Canonical Probably to Put in Next Ubuntu GNU/Linux Mono Parts Which Microsoft Disallows Free of Lawsuits/Chargeview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Bar/excepting disc space constraints, Canonical intends to replace Rhythmbox in the next version of the very ubiquitous “Ubuntu” distribution, adding to it components that are explicitly excluded from Microsoft’s Community Promise THE ROCKY LOVE affair of Banshee and Ubuntu goes a long way back and we wrote about it in posts such as: Ubuntu Users Plead to Keep Novell (General)

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Crisis of OpenSUSE in Novell/VMB_ware Handsview story

http://techrights.org – Direct link: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Summary: OpenSUSE Conference largely fails to attract press coverage, which may show that Novell no longer cares so much now that it negotiates selling SUSE to VMB_ware EARLIER TODAY we wrote about the expectation that VMB_ware will take over OpenSUSE, which is currently a Novell product/project. (General)

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MPEG-LA Codecs and Microsoft Racketeering Challenge the Redistributability of Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The zero-cost advantage of Android is harmed by the advancement of software patents courtesy of patent aggressors like Microsoft and the patent troll-led MPEG-LA THE OIN grows rapidly, but its expansion as of late included more controversial companies whose policies are in conflict with Free software but not with OIN’s perspective. (General)

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Links 25/10/2010: Mac OS X Lion Allegedly Copies GNU/Linux, Clang Builds Linux 2.6.36view story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Mac OS X Lion Features Are Ubuntu Rip-Off Let’s look at Mac OS X Lion’s first “innovation” they introduced: multitouch gestures. (General)

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From Copyrights to Patents: How Software Patents Became the Top Linux Issueview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: An overview of news about SCO (copyright challenge) and software patents, which are increasingly being used to threaten the legality of Free/libre software Microsoft’s and Apple’s #1 weapon against software freedom appears to be software patents. More and more people recognise this, especially now that SCO is passé. (General)

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KDE to Attend Rome Linux Day Tomorrowview story

http://dot.kde.org – Italian KDE blogger Giovanni Venturi will be presenting KDE software and Linux to attendees at the Rome Linux Day (website in Italian) on Saturday 23 October. If you are near the Italian capital tomorrow do drop by. The event is organised by La Sapienza Linux Users Group, which grew from the "Sapienza" University in Rome. (Software)