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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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Microsoft Pulls Windows 7 Tool After GPL Violation Claims

Last week, Within Windows noted something suspicious in regards to Microsoft's use of the GNU's General Public License (GPL).
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Project Management Lessons from the FreeDOS Project

A lot of people seem to think that open source is a magic solution to project management and that open source projects will automatically attract a large and healthy community of contributors and users who will improve the software. This, of course, is not the case.
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SFLC Tech Director Finds One New GPL Violator Every Day

Bradley Kuhn, the technical director of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), has published a helpful set of guidelines about the most productive way to respond to a suspected violation of GNU's General Public License (GPL).
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