Sun accuse Microsoft of ‘patent terrorism’

ZDNet Australia are reporting that a Sun executive James Eagleton has accused Microsoft of 'patent terrorism' over their recent deals with, among other companies, Linspire, Novell and Xandros.

"What we're seeing though now can be loosely described as patent terrorism, where people are using their patent horde as a threat," said James Eagleton, systems product manager for Sun Microsystems. "It's almost like a cold war stand over tactic ...

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Sabayon Business Edition 1.0 released

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The team behind alternative Linux distribution Sabayon have announced the release of a 'Business Edition' of their distribution.

Sabayon Linux "Business Edition" is another of our hard work that proof that we do care for people needs:
You love Sabayon Linux and want to use it for working purpouse but you're not interested at all in games or desktop acceleration?
Sabayon Linux is the only distribution that recognize your ...

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Linus and the GPLv3 - the saga continues

Now that the GPLv3 has been finalised and is now released (and we're starting to see projects adopting it), many of us in the free software community have been wondering what Linus Torvalds' stance is on the final version.

There has been controversy surrounding Linus' views on the new version of the licence and considerable speculation as to whether he would consider moving the kernel to GPLv3.

Linus particularly ...

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