FOSS, money, patents and Microsoft

CNN have a very interesting article about Microsoft, FOSS and all of the controversy surrounding their claim that Linux infringes upon Microsoft's patents. Apparently, Ballmer reckons the exact number of violations is at 235.

Microsoft counters that it is a matter of principle. "We live in a world where we honor, and support the honoring of, intellectual property," says Ballmer in an interview. FOSS patrons are going to have ...

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Feisty Fawn and media formats

In case you haven't heard, the new version of Ubuntu, 7.04 Feisty Fawn is out. One of the new features Jacob told us about in his introduction was a new codec download feature. He explains it well, so I'll reiterate that here:

Another addition, and the best in my opinion, is the option to automatically install the required codecs for a video file when you try to ...

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SQL-Ledger licensing controversy

Slashdot is reporting that popular free software accounting package SQL-Ledger recently secretly changed their licence from the GPL to the SQL-Ledger Open Source Licence. The project leader did this without notifying anyone on the project.

Users of the popular accounting package SQL-Ledger were being kept in the dark about a recent license change. Two weeks ago a new version of the software was released but along with it came the ...

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