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Speculations About Microsoft's Open Source CodePlex Foundation

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linux-magazine.com: A few developers have tried to discern the goal behind Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation established just a week ago. A legal advisor for the Linux Foundation has made some recommendations to what he considers the foundation's faulty organizational structure.

Microsoft FUD An Unfired Gun In Austin

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linuxlock.blogspot: I along with about every other Linux blogger got all bunched up over Microsoft "training" Best Buytm, Office Depottm and Staplestm in the art of besmirching Linux.

Linux cannot just wish Microsoft away

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sinaisix.blogspot: I have observed in several Linux related forums, a certain denial of reality by most Linux enthusiasts. They tend to have the notion that the demise of Microsoft is just around the corner and that Linux is about to have its time.

Can Microsoft Ever Be Accepted by the Linux Community?

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earthweb.com: Once, the CEO of the company for which I worked had a bright idea. He would sponsor a young open source software coder for the summer, and, in return, the coder would assign the copyright of his application to the company.

Microsoft says "We are working on our Linux drivers"

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h-online.com: Microsoft has denied that it has stopped work on the Hyper-V drivers for Linux that it released in July. Greg Kroah-Hartman had noted in a recent status report on the state of Linux drivers that Microsoft had not responded to the over 200 patches that had been created to clean up Microsoft's code.

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Strategy Any More?

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linuxjournal.com: Whenever I write about Microsoft here I usually get a few comments asking me, with varying degrees of politeness, why I am wasting electrons on this subject on a site devoted to GNU/Linux. The reason I do this – and why I am about to do it again – is that whether we like it or not, Microsoft remains probably the single most important external factor in the free software world.

Are you ready to Protest?

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linusearch.com: So you want to Protest against Best Buy for having their employees trained through Microsoft’s ExpertZone. There are some things we are going to need.

What Microsoft Doesn't Get

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  • What Microsoft Doesn't Get - And What I Hope You Do
  • Patent Trolls in the 21st Century
  • Software patent game plays out
  • FOSS Fans Wary of Microsoft's New CodePlex Foundation
  • Will Microsoft's Open Source Initiative Kill Linux?
  • Linux developer tells Microsoft to get back to work
  • Microsoft $358m patent violation damages tossed
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Licensing resource series: Free GNU/Linux distributions & GNU Bucks

When Richard Stallman set out to create the GNU Project, the goal was to create a fully free operating system. Over 33 years later, it is now possible for users to have a computer that runs only free software. But even if all the software is available, putting it all together yourself, or finding a distribution that comes with only free software, would be quite the task. That is why we provide a list of Free GNU/Linux distributions. Each distro on the list is commited to only distributing free software. With many to choose from, you can find a distro that meets your needs while respecting your freedom. But with so much software making up an entire operating system, how is it possible to make sure that nothing nasty sneaks into the distro? That's where you, and GNU Bucks come in. Read more