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Free Software Proponents Expose the Microsoft-Funded (F)RAND Lobbyists and Their Lies, Microsoft to Lobby Directly in SOSOCON 2010view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s lobbying for the exclusion or at least marginalisation of software freedom in Europe is intensifying as Microsoft adds its own weight to proxies like ACT, BSA, and campaigners (liars) for hire THE MANY RAND-RELATED FSFE VS. (General)

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LXer: Debating Software Patents with Brett Robertsview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: On the day before the Software Patent Debate Igor and I got some bad news. The lawyer who had said he would be able to present for the Pro Patent position would be unable to attend the debate. We needed to find someone credible, someone knowledgeable, someone who could put on a show. And we needed someone at almost the last minute. (HowTos)

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“Why Don’t They [Microsoft] Just *Pay* People to Use Their Mobiles?”view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Just paying people to use Vista Phone 7 [sic] is the sarcastic advice Glyn Moody gives to Microsoft; Microsoft marketing expenses now exceed a billion dollars MICROSOFT LOSES about 3 billion dollars online every year. It’s not hard to see why. (General)

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BSA Lobbying Against Standards in Europe is Old Newsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Business Software Alliance (BSA) actually started fighting against open standards quite a while back; we look at more software patents news THOSE who have followed Techrights for a while may already know, based on this Wiki page at least, that the BSA’s attacks on open standards in Europe are nothing new. (General)

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Attacks on Software Freedom Usually Mean That It is Winningview story

http://techrights.org – “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” –(Usually attributed to) Mahatma Gandhi Summary: The Microsoft camp is throwing FUD at OpenOffice.org, GNU/Linux and Java this month, just when the company crumbles at an increased pace; Apple too starts getting increasingly worried THAT quote at the top sure h (General)

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Links 16/10/2010: GNU/Linux at Alcatel-Lucent, Android 4.0 Rumoursview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Alcatel-Lucent taps Linux for 10G enterprise switch Alcatel-Lucent has switched from VxWorks to Linux for a new “intelligent” 10-gigabit Ethernet enterprise switch. (General)

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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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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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Steady Ascent of Techrights and Decreased Focus on Microsoft and Novellview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Techrights has managed to climb to 872nd position on the Web (see above), as measured by Netcraft traffic rank; we take a moment to explain future direction which maximises effectiveness when it comes to protecting software freedom EVER since we started requiring that readers register to leave comments (in order to reduce abuse and trolling) the site saw a decline of about 90% in terms (General)

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VMB_ware — Now Headed by Former Microsoft Executives — is Claimed to be Promoting Microsoft DirectX Inside Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Paul MaritzPhoto by Robert Scoble Summary: Non-standard and Microsoft-controlled APIs are said to be pushed into Microsoft’s #1 competition (Linux) via the VM company people should beware as it also strives to buy Mono MICROSOFT is not the only company which attacks GNU/Linux using software patents, not anymore anyway (thus the need to diversify). (General)