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Blog Entry Helping out This American Life—with an Ogg copy of the show
by Brett Smith published Aug 01, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 10:23 AM
Last week, we asked you all to write to This American Life to thank them for their episode about software patents, "When Patents Attack!", and ask them to make it available in Ogg Vorbis format. We thought it would also be helpful to offer them a copy of the show that's already been converted to Ogg Vorbis; with this, the only work they have to do is copy that file and post it on their own servers. Here's the text of the letter we sent them.
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End Software Patents by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Aug 20, 2008 12:53 PM
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Blog Entry Thank 'This American Life' and ask them to set an example
by Brett Smith published Jul 29, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 10:22 AM
'This American Life' did some great reporting about software patents. Ask them to help solve these problems and offer the show in patent-free formats.
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Blog Entry text/texmacs Petition the White House to end software patents
by Matt Lee published Sep 28, 2011 — filed under: , , ,
Join me and already over 12,000 others in petitioning the Obama administration to "Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents".
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Blog Entry Pascal source code US Department of Justice Investigating Novell/CPTN Deal Further
by Brett Smith published Feb 04, 2011 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.
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Event C source code header What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?
by Matt Lee published Apr 14, 2009 last modified Apr 14, 2009 11:06 AM — filed under:
Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman will speak at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.
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End Software Patents action alerts
by Matt Lee published Feb 28, 2008 last modified Jan 18, 2011 06:25 PM
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News Item Bilski and Patent Absurdity
by peterb published May 24, 2010 last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:52 PM
Who should see the documentary film Patent Absurdity?
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Blog Entry text/texmacs Call on the new French president to "Stop software patents"
by Matt Lee published May 23, 2012 last modified May 23, 2012 05:50 PM
The next Competitiveness Council will be held on May 30th and 31st, 2012. François Hollande's government will be attending it for the first time. April, the French free software group, calls upon the president to take this opportunity to act against software patents and bring up the flaws of the current unitary patent project.
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News Item FSF statement on Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network
by John Sullivan published Oct 10, 2018
For many years, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has called on Microsoft to cease its use of computational idea patents to aggressively intimidate free software developers, distributors, and users. Today, these calls have met with some tentative success.
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