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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 118 is out!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – We are pleased to announce our new issue #118. From now on you can read the news directly inside the RSS Reader. Just click the “more” Tag. (Distributions)

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WiLAN sues everybody over Bluetooth IPR claimsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Canadian company, WiLAN, has launched litigation over alleged infringements of its Bluetooth patents against a who's who of leading chipmaker and IT equipment vendors. (IT news)

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IBM Denies Breaking Its Pledge to Open Sourceview story

http://news.softpedia.com – IBM wants to be an open-source software supporter, but only when it suits it. The giant tech company was accused of breaking its pledge to not pursuit open-source companies and projects that might be infringing on some of its many patents. Yet, earlier this week, it did just that, sending TurboHercules, a company that makes an open-source mainframe ... (General)

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Does IBM Speak Open Source With a Forked Tongue?view story

http://linuxo.com – IBM has been a big supporter of open source. But it cried patent infringement against an open source mainframe startup. Two of 162 patents in question were on its famed "do not enforce list." Advocates are crying foul and now the EU is looking into it. (General)

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IBM Locks Horns with Tiny French Firm Over FOSSview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – Advocates of free and open source software were on the warpath Wednesday following the eruption of a bitter legal battle between IBM and a tiny French firm. (General)

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IBM breaks patent pledge to FOSS communityview story

http://www.itwire.com – IBM has broken a promise it made in 2005 to FOSS developers regarding the use of 500 patents it owns, pledging to allow the free use of these patents by those who developed these genres of software. (IT news)

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Why I Am Against Software Patentsview story

http://linuxo.com – Redmonk: "I am against software patents because it is not reasonable to expect that the current patent system, nor even one designed to improve or replace it, will ever be able to accurately determine what might be considered legitimately patentable..." (General)

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Why I Am Against Software Patentsview story

http://linuxbsdos.com – The surprise to most people isn’t that I do not believe that software should be patentable. Given my long term interest in and coverage of free and open source software, I’m supposed to be at least mildly anti-establishment. It is also statistically unlikely that I would be in favor of patents, because industry sentiment is [...] (General)

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Droid's 2.1 update delayed again as Sprint steps up to Nexus Oneview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The release of Android 2.1 on the Motorola Droid is delayed once again, say industry reports. Meanwhile, Sprint says it will offer Google's Nexus One, HTC vows to fight back against Apple's patents, and Palm's weak 3Q financials are ramping up takeover gossip and even speculation Palm may need to switch to Android, says eWEEK... (Embedded)

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Linux the target of unethical patent war?view story

http://www.suseblog.com – It seems that Linux is now being licensed by M$? How does something like that happen? First, Microsoft files patents on nearly everything under the sun, many of which they do not rightfully deserve, but took from other places. Then, they claim that Linux infringes upon “their” patents. (Distributions)