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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: the best choice for Patent Trolls. by Matt Lee — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
On Monday October 11, 2010 Microsoft will release Windows Phone 7 software, backed by the largest phone marketing campaign in history: reports estimate costs at between 400 and 500 million dollars.
Blog Entry Pascal source code Interested in free video formats? We need your help! by John Sullivan — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
We're looking for a few volunteers willing to commit an average of a few hours per week as reliable technical consultants helping people transcode their videos to free formats like WebM and Ogg Theora.
Blog Entry The FSF and Project Harmony by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
Explaining the FSF's position on Project Harmony
Blog Entry Troff document When a company asks for your copyright by Richard Stallman — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
Companies that develop free software and release it under the GNU GPL sometimes distribute some copies of the code in other ways. If they distribute the exact same code under a different license to certain users that pay for this, typically permitting including the code in proprietary programs, we call it "selling exceptions". If they distribute some version of the code solely in a proprietary manner, we call that releasing a purely proprietary version of the program.
News Item Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010 by mollydb — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.
News Item Over 450 letters sent to the USPTO proposing guidelines to end software patents by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Last week, we put out an action item asking people to write to the USPTO, and explain to them why software should not be eligible for patents under their forthcoming post-Bilski guidance. To answer the call, you all sent in more than 450 letters, offering the USPTO all kinds of legal and practical reasons why they should stop issuing software patents. This is a tremendous response, and we're very grateful to you all for participating. Thank you very much!
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