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How Sun's Need to Control the Code Cost Them the Company

Jeremy Allison looks back at the demise of Sun Microsystems on ZDNet. "The Solaris operating system, the Java language and virtual machine, the OpenOffice office suite - all of the really large software projects that Sun released - had string...
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FOSS Law Journal is Open to Receive Submissions

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev. or IFOSSLR) is a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues.  It is the first publication to focus specifically on this field, and its independent Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from qualified authors in a variety of research areas.

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BBC Blocks Open Source Software from iPlayer Video Service

The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flas...
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Antipiracy Provision in Treaty Riles EU

EU's executive arm vows to make sure a global anti-counterfeiting treaty won't force countries to disconnect people for illegally downloading copyrighted content.
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Intel Alliance to Invest $3.5 Billion in U.S. tech

Intel President Paul Otellini announces plan for new alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech firms over next two years.
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