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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Aug 11, 2010 11:59 AM
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Blog Entry Windows Phone 7 and Xbox ban GPL software by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 28, 2011 02:56 PM
Recently word started getting around that the terms for getting apps on Windows Phone 7, and indie games on the Xbox, have changed. Now, programs submitted to Microsoft cannot have any code licensed under a copyleft license. Even if a single file is licensed under a weaker copyleft license like the LGPL, Microsoft will apparently reject it.
Blog Entry OpenDocument Text Template Boycott warning to companies considering joining MPEG LA's patent pool by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 28, 2011 09:18 AM
MPEG LA is asking companies to prepare to attack the freely licensed WebM format and its underlying VP8 video codec from Google.
Tell the USTR to reject ACTA by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 11, 2011 10:29 AM
The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!
News Item Debian "Squeeze" makes key progress toward being a fully free distribution by John Sullivan — last modified Feb 08, 2011 03:25 PM
Cheers to the Debian community!
Blog Entry Pascal source code US Department of Justice Investigating Novell/CPTN Deal Further by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 04, 2011 10:55 AM
A couple of weeks ago, we posted the OSI and FSF's joint position statement to the US Department of Justice about Novell's proposal to sell its patents to the newly-formed CPTN Holdings. Yesterday we learned that the DOJ has sent a "Second Letter" to both companies, asking them to provide more information about the deal.
News Item Call for nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards by Peter Brown — last modified Feb 02, 2011 02:01 PM
BOSTON, February 2, 2011--The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards.
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