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News Item image/x-coreldrawpattern ESP launches en.swpat.org: A Wiki for Anti-Software Patent Campaigns
by Matt Lee published May 04, 2009 last modified May 04, 2009 02:59 PM
End Software Patents today launched en.swpat.org, a wiki to document the case against software patents. Over 100 articles have already been started to give an idea of the scope and structure of the wiki.
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TAL-Patents
by Brett Smith last modified Aug 19, 2011 05:46 PM
Petition This American Life to publish their show in Ogg Vorbis format.
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News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
by Brett Smith published Sep 08, 2010
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.
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The patent threat from Apple
by Zak Rogoff last modified Jan 11, 2013 10:37 AM
Steve Jobs went on record vowing to "destroy" Android because he felt Apple deserved an exclusive right to make touch-based smartphones. Jobs obviously did not have the best interest of smartphone users in mind, seeking to restrict options to his proprietary and restrictive devices. But are threats like this credible? How could Apple get rid of Android?
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You can’t make a good software idea patent
by Joshua Gay last modified Nov 14, 2013 12:37 PM
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Parliament rejects patents
by Matt Lee published Jul 06, 2005
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OASIS patents and OpenDocument
by John Sullivan published Jul 14, 2006 last modified Jul 14, 2006 06:35 PM
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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Aug 20, 2008 12:53 PM
For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users.
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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Dec 20, 2007 05:57 PM
For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users.
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Blog Entry Software patents after Bilski
by peterb published Jun 29, 2010
Bilski gave us a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness to the harm caused by software patents. More scholars, more developers, more journalists, more politicians, and more patent attorneys than ever before have heard from our community on this issue. What's next?
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