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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)

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What IBM, Apple, and Pharmaceutical Giants Could Learn From Andre Konstantinovich Geimview story

http://techrights.org – Photo from Prolineserver Summary: A Nobel Prize winner, professor Geim, joins the ranks of many people in his level whose thoughts about patents are very rational and progressive Professor Andre Konstantinovich Geim earned the Nobel Prize at a very young age. (General)

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Microsoft Pays Acacia Again and It Also Pays ACCESS Co.view story

http://techrights.org – Handouts from Microsoft Summary: Software patents proponents share their wealth while companies that bring free/libre software to the market get sued PATENT TROLL Acacia has been agitating Linux for almost exactly three years now and a few days ago it made a settlement announcement regarding Red Hat [1, 2, 3]. (General)

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As Expected, Nokia and HP Betray Linux Under Microsoft-sympathetic New Leadershipview story

http://techrights.org – Greek military junta of 1967–1974 Summary: Microsoft may be organising a coup against Linux, especially inside some of its very top supporters, and evidence from the news concurs “Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits,” reports Engadget. (General)

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Update on Android Lawsuitsview story

http://techrights.org – “Those who can, innovate, those who can’t, litigate.” –Harish Pillay, Red Hat (and others) Summary: Some of the latest articles about Ballmer’s and Ellison’s warpath against Android THE LAWSUITS against Android are not something to be depressed about. They may simply mean that Android is winning and rivals see no solution to this other than to sue. (General)