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The DPL and the "Fair Trolls" Business Model: Make Money Fighting Patents with Patentsview story

http://linuxo.com – FOSS Patents: "But no matter how defensive the DPL may be at first sight, it could pave the way for a whole new business model: that of the Fair Troll (which I'll explain in this post)." (General)

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The Microsoft/Novell Mono Lobbyview story

http://linuxo.com – Tech Rights: "Summary: Why there is increased pressure for GNOME and for other projects to love the patents-encumbered monkey (Mono)" (General)

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Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” released!view story

http://www.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”. Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” New features at a glance: (Distributions)

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A conference on software patents and free softwareview story

http://linuxo.com – LWN.net: "So, do software patents matter for new companies? Lawyer Jason Haislmaier said that they can be important, especially with venture-backed companies, because they are relatively attractive to investors." (General)

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HTC hits Apple with counter suit, asks ITC to block sales of iPhone, iPad and iPodview story

http://www.zdnet.com – Taiwanese handset maker HTC has hit back against Apple by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming that the Cupertino giant is violating five of its patents. (General)

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Standing up to a patent bullyview story

http://linuxo.com – OpenSource.com: "Red Hat and Novell stood up to a patent bully and got a favorable jury verdict in the IPI trial which invalidated some software patents that should never have been issued." (General)

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Nokia Slaps Apple with Another Patent Infringement Suitview story

http://linuxo.com – OS News: "And so the suing continues. Apple and Nokia aren't particularly friendly towards one another as of late, with both companies accusing each other of infringing upon one another's patents." (General)

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GNOME Foundation: Stormy’s Update: Week of April 26, 2010view story

http://blogs.gnome.org – GNOME Asia meeting. The GNOME Asia team is planning GNOME Asia 2010. While the exact event hasn’t been announced, I can tell you it will most likely be in Taiwan and they are already looking for potential speakers. (Software)

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Are Ubuntu users covered by H.264 license? "It depends"view story

http://www.zdnet.com – Canonical is listed as a licensee of H.264 from MPEG LA, the patent pool which licenses out the codec patents, but does this mean that Ubuntu users are covered by this license? The confusing... (General)

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Internet Explorer dips below 60% in the Browser market shareview story

http://linuxers.org – Yet another bad month for this Microsoft Browser. According to the Net Application, Internet Explorer's market share has gone below 60% for the first time. IE user base continues to decrease with the April 2010 stats showing 59.95% share of IE. (General)