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Keep Cool Over Open Source License Violations

Shortly before I wrote my post about responsible disclosure of open source licensing violations, Bradley Kuhn (of the Software Freedom Conservancy and Software Freedom Law Center) wrote a post of his own about the same subject.

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Open Source License Debate

The Free and Open Source Software Learning Center hosted a debate between representatives for three different open source license alternatives. I was asked to participate as one of the debaters, presenting my view of the advantages of the BSD license.
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Let's Have Responsible Disclosure For Open Source Violations

Last week brought news about Microsoft inadvertently using open source code in one of their binary-only tools -- code that had to be redistributed with the tool itself.
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The Convenient Fiction That Microsoft is Evil

For many within the open-source community, it's easier to hate Microsoft than to engage it. This is a mistake, and won't help open source solve its own problems.
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Does Microsoft's 'Sudo Patent' Protect User Account Control?

Has Microsoft gone one step closer to patenting the words "May I?" That's been the general sentiment about the granting of Microsoft's "Rights elevator" patent -- which would cover User Account Control ("UAC") in Vista and Windows 7, but possibly also the generic sudo command in Unix.
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