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A scientist calls for open access to research publications

As a child I remember being fascinated by science, and developed an overwhelming urge to learn how everything worked. I loved science fiction, seeing authors explore the very edges of possible futures, extrapolating out the possibly feasible to its very limits.

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Linux and the GPL: A Storm Erupts

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone in the land of stars and stripes, it's a pretty safe bet that blood pressures are rising and tensions are high here in the Linux blogosphere.

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Patent Trolls Come Under US Antitrust Authority Scrutiny

Cisco, Nokia and Intellectual Ventures will be taking part in informal US Department of Justice and FTC hearings on how non-practising entities, aka patent trolls, distort competition in technology markets...

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Richard Stallman Seeks to Limit the Scope of Software Patents

The founder of the Free Software Foundation proposes to defuse software patents by limiting them to "special-purpose hardware" and exempting software written for general purpose computers.

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Patent Reform: Can Preissuance Submissions Help?

While almost no one thinks that the America Invents Act (AIA) will completely solve America’s patent problems, there are a few provisions in the AIA that may be useful tools in limiting and/or preventing bad patents. One of these tools is the newly implemented Preissuance Submission procedure.

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