Home networking software as open source

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| A consortium of 15 partners, including Philips, France Telecom, Telefónica
| and Microsoft and research facilities in Germany, France, the Netherlands,
| Greece and Spain has developed an open and standardized middleware for
| networking the home in a simple fashion.
| [...]
| To coincide with the release of the software as open source the international
| consortium backing Amigo has launched a competition, referred to as the Amigo
| Challenge; there three prizes are awarded in three different categories. In
| the "Hardware" category the point is to link hardware to the Amigo software
| layer, integrate it and let it interact with the intelligent networked home.


It's the GNU GPLv3 for CorraTech

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| CorraTech Kicks Off Open Source Integration Project, Takes an SOA Approach
| CorraTech has started an open source project called OpenSuite under the new
| GPL 3 license dedicated to the integration of open source applications.



Document manager picks new open licence

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| Daniel Chalef, KnowledgeTree's chief operating officer, praised the GPLv3 as
| modern, well-structured and a significant achievement for the Free Software
| Foundation (FSF). *



Signal and Noise in GPLv3

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| In an email to me last month, Linus Torvalds, who has been portrayed in the
| media as GPLv3's main opponent, describes the language that he and other use
| on the Linux kernel mailing list as "blunt, to the point, and not very
| polite." When journalists quote pieces of it, he notes, often "the context of
| that language is then lost entirely" -- and he adds that "it's not just the
| text of the thread itself that is the context; the context is also how
| technical people discussing things amongst each other is in itself a very
| different context than a trade magazine article." * * *


Why does Microsoft seem scared of GPLv3?

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| Microsoft is extremely keen to avoid "legal debate" over whether its recent
| partnerships with Linux firms such as Novell, Xandros, and Linspire, mean
| Redmond must assume any of the new licenses' legal obligations. *


Microsoft disses GPLv3 (and rocketman Kirk)

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| This is Thursday's IT Blogwatch: in which Microsoft squirms out of GPLv3's
| clutches, perhaps. *


The Badger Game

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| So, by threatening everything and promising nothing (because would Microsoft
| really sue anyone for patents, knowing how many competitors in the Linux
| community have patents of their own?), Microsoft has skillfully managed to
| get open source players to endorse Open XML. A variant of the classic Badger
| Game if I ever heard one. * *
| Faced with cons like this, I am beginning to realize that having something
| like the GPLv3 around is a very good idea. Even though the new GPL could not
| have prevented this scam, it may help in the future. *