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  • Microsoft gets Casio to sign Linux patent deal

    Microsoft has reminded the world of its claim that Linux violates 235 of its patents, by announcing a patent licensing deal with Casio Computer Co.

  • Xandros buys Linspire to boost enterprise credibility

    Linux company Xandros has bought Linspire, another open source distributor in a bid to increase its presence in the enterprise, an executive announced.

  • Linux guru faces prison for murder

    Linux visionary Hans Reiser has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing his estranged wife in 2006 and faces life imprisonment.

  • Linspire offers new desktop version

    Linspire has launched a new version of Linspire, its desktop operating system, marking the company's first commercial release in more than two years.

  • Microsoft and Novell open joint development lab

    Microsoft and Novell have teamed up to open a joint development lab. The companies have said that cross platform virtualisation is top of the list of projects for the lab to investigate.

  • Linspire agreement 'undermines GPL rights'

    The no-lawsuit agreement reached in June between Linspire and Microsoft earlier this year is almost useless to Linspire customers because of tight restrictions on what the deal covers, according to a high-profile open source legal commentator.

  • Microsoft strikes GPLv3 from patent deal

    Microsoft has revealed that its patent deal with Linspire doesn't cover the new version of the GNU General Public License (GPL), the company's latest effort to distance itself from the GPLv3.

  • Samba switches to GPLv3

    Samba developers have definitively switched future versions of the software to the GPL v3 licence, which could have a serious impact on companies maintaining software patent covenants.

  • Red Hat held secret patent talks with Microsoft

    Red Hat's chief executive has revealed that the company held talks with Microsoft last year over a possible patent agreement like the software giant's controversial deal with Novell.

  • Linux community divided on Microsoft deals

    The open source community is split over Microsoft's claim that Linux infringes on its patents.

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