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== 2009 ==
== 2009 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/15/europe-bilski-rambus-and-more/ Patents Roundup: Software Patents vs. Microsoft, Novell (And Others)]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/21/acacia-extortion-european-lobby/ Patents Roundup: Acacia Extortion, European Lobby, and Failed Systems]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/28/patents-scientists-rebellion/ Patents Roundup: Disintegration, EU in a Limbo, Applecrosoft Patents and Scientists’ Rebellion]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/02/26/ms-eu-patent-lobby/ Microsoft Uses Pressure Groups to Push Software Patents Into Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/02/27/microsoft-sap-seize-control/ European Open Source Software Workgroup a Total Scam: Hijacked and Subverted by Microsoft et al]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/17/epo-selling-out-swpats/ Is the EPO Selling Out to Microsoft?]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/20/community-patent-back-door-epo/ European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/24/refusal-disclosure-ess/ Does the European Commission Harbour a Destruction of Free/Open Source Software Workgroup?]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/29/red-hat-microsoft-eu-lobbyists/ Red Hat, Microsoft, EU Lobbyists, and Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/06/software-patents-without-democracy/ The Question of Software Patents without Democracy]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/06/microsoft-likes-patent-deform/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft Likes Patent Deform, OIN to Strike Back, EU Still Besieged for Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/16/revolt-against-software-patents/ Revolt Against Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/17/patent-comedy-from-europe/ The Latest Patent Comedy from Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/19/microsoft-seeds-patent-book/ Software Patents Roundup: Protests in the EU, OLPC Suffers, Microsoft Seeds More Patent FUD]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/22/ms-act-to-fight-european-regulators/ Microsoft Unleashes Its Paid Guns to Fight European Regulators]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/24/attack-on-science-more-rebellion/ Patents Roundup: Attack on Science, Lobby for Software Patents in EU and India, More Rebellion]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/28/charles-mccreevy-for-monopoly/ Charles McCreevy is Still Advancing Software Patents in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/02/general-electric-for-sw-pats-in-eu/ General Electric Joins Microsoft’s Fight Against Free Software]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/12/software-patents-eu-back-door/ Software Patents Want to Enter Europe from the Back Door]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/20/knuth-tells-europe-no-sw-pats/ Knuth Tells Europe to Let Him “Innovate in Peace” (Without Software Patents)]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/22/european-parliament-disclosure/ 2 Months and No Disclosure from the European Parliament]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/25/united-kingdom-symbian-update/ Is the United Kingdom Immune to Software Patents? Continental Europe is… for Now… Sort of…]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/05/microsoft-lobby-in-europe/ Details of Microsoft’s Lobbying in Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/05/microsoft-corrupted-eu-panel/ After 3 Months, Europe Lets Microsoft-Influenced EU Panel be Seen]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/25/ombudsman-posted-complaint-text/ Formal Complaint Against European Commission for Harbouring Microsoft Lobbyists]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/07/11/united-patent-litigation-system-criticism/ Why the United Patent Litigation System Could Bring Software Patents to Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/07/13/microsoft-via-back-door-act/ Microsoft Still Lobbies for Software Patents in Europe, via ACT/Jonathan Zuck]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/03/msft-software-patents-lobby/ Microsoft Takes Software Patents Agenda Up a Notch]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/23/likewise-as-microsoft-trojan/ Likewise: Microsoft Embraces and Extends Samba with Software Patents?]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/25/european-commission-schooled-in-ip/ European Commission Learns Whether Patents Harm Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/04/jean-philippe-courtois-lisbon/ Microsoft Spreads Intellectual Monopoly Law in Europe and Arab States; EFF Takes on Acacia]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/07/fsfe-advises-the-commission/ FSFE Wants the European Commission to Stop Microsoft’s Racketeering]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/08/bamboozling-the-commission/ Microsoft Wins Free Software-Hostile Deal in Europe, Its Front Group ACT Pleased]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/09/microsoft-rules-out-foss/ Glyn Moody on European Commission’s Inability to Defend Free Software in Face of Microsoft Lies]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/11/ecis-and-opera-vs-msft-offer/ Parties Behind Complaints Against Microsoft in EU Not Pleased]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/12/google-patents-spellchecker/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft’s Software Patents Trick in the EU Revisited and Google Patents Spellchecker]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/03/eif-derailed-by-microsap/ European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Corrupted by Microsoft et al, Its Lobbyists]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/11/open-forum-europe-on-eif/ IBM and Open Forum Europe Address European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Fiasco]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/12/sap-java-lobbies-against-oracle/ The ‘Microsoft of Europe’ Instructs Oracle on Free Software]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/21/siim-kallas-cronyism/ European Commission Keeps Getting Filled with Microsoft Cronies]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/30/sw-patent-legislation-roundup/ Patents Roundup: Threat of Software Patents in Mexico, Sweden; Microsoft Still Fights with (and for) Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/30/gemstar-acta-eu-leak/ Patent Tax and Microsoft Tax in Europe: An Update]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/01/patent-agreements-via-acta/ ACTA is on Europe’s Agenda (Next Monday) as Patent Devils Lurk]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/02/timbl-on-swpats-eu-centralisation/ Tim Berners-Lee: “Software Patents Are a Terrible Thing”]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/04/swedish-presidency-swpat-trade-agreement/ FFII: Swedish Presidency Tries to Sneak Software Patents Into Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/04/upls-and-ireland-brainwash/ McCreevy’s Suicidal Patent Battle to Harm Europe Glorified in Irish Press]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/07/loophole-software-patents-eu/ Patent Imperialism Threatens Europe]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/08/eu-caving-in-to-microsoft/ Microsoft Gets Its Way in the European Commission]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/12/swpat-uk-and-the-middle-east/ Patents Roundup: Nokia and Apple Cross Swords, British Patent System Becomes Form of Tax, Israel Besieged by Software Patents]
 
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/19/inability-european-commission-swpat/ European Commission Unable to Defend Free Software from Microsoft Patent Racket]
 
* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/20/bad-eu-deal-and-oin/ ‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal]
* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/20/bad-eu-deal-and-oin/ ‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/19/inability-european-commission-swpat/ European Commission Unable to Defend Free Software from Microsoft Patent Racket]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/12/swpat-uk-and-the-middle-east/ Patents Roundup: Nokia and Apple Cross Swords, British Patent System Becomes Form of Tax, Israel Besieged by Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/08/eu-caving-in-to-microsoft/ Microsoft Gets Its Way in the European Commission]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/07/loophole-software-patents-eu/ Patent Imperialism Threatens Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/04/upls-and-ireland-brainwash/ McCreevy’s Suicidal Patent Battle to Harm Europe Glorified in Irish Press]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/04/swedish-presidency-swpat-trade-agreement/ FFII: Swedish Presidency Tries to Sneak Software Patents Into Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/02/timbl-on-swpats-eu-centralisation/ Tim Berners-Lee: “Software Patents Are a Terrible Thing”]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/01/patent-agreements-via-acta/ ACTA is on Europe’s Agenda (Next Monday) as Patent Devils Lurk]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/30/gemstar-acta-eu-leak/ Patent Tax and Microsoft Tax in Europe: An Update]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/30/sw-patent-legislation-roundup/ Patents Roundup: Threat of Software Patents in Mexico, Sweden; Microsoft Still Fights with (and for) Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/21/siim-kallas-cronyism/ European Commission Keeps Getting Filled with Microsoft Cronies]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/12/sap-java-lobbies-against-oracle/ The ‘Microsoft of Europe’ Instructs Oracle on Free Software]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/11/open-forum-europe-on-eif/ IBM and Open Forum Europe Address European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Fiasco]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/03/eif-derailed-by-microsap/ European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Corrupted by Microsoft et al, Its Lobbyists]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/12/google-patents-spellchecker/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft’s Software Patents Trick in the EU Revisited and Google Patents Spellchecker]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/11/ecis-and-opera-vs-msft-offer/ Parties Behind Complaints Against Microsoft in EU Not Pleased]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/09/microsoft-rules-out-foss/ Glyn Moody on European Commission’s Inability to Defend Free Software in Face of Microsoft Lies]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/08/bamboozling-the-commission/ Microsoft Wins Free Software-Hostile Deal in Europe, Its Front Group ACT Pleased]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/07/fsfe-advises-the-commission/ FSFE Wants the European Commission to Stop Microsoft’s Racketeering]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/04/jean-philippe-courtois-lisbon/ Microsoft Spreads Intellectual Monopoly Law in Europe and Arab States; EFF Takes on Acacia]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/25/european-commission-schooled-in-ip/ European Commission Learns Whether Patents Harm Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/23/likewise-as-microsoft-trojan/ Likewise: Microsoft Embraces and Extends Samba with Software Patents?]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/03/msft-software-patents-lobby/ Microsoft Takes Software Patents Agenda Up a Notch]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/07/13/microsoft-via-back-door-act/ Microsoft Still Lobbies for Software Patents in Europe, via ACT/Jonathan Zuck]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/07/11/united-patent-litigation-system-criticism/ Why the United Patent Litigation System Could Bring Software Patents to Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/25/ombudsman-posted-complaint-text/ Formal Complaint Against European Commission for Harbouring Microsoft Lobbyists]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/05/microsoft-corrupted-eu-panel/ After 3 Months, Europe Lets Microsoft-Influenced EU Panel be Seen]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/05/microsoft-lobby-in-europe/ Details of Microsoft’s Lobbying in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/25/united-kingdom-symbian-update/ Is the United Kingdom Immune to Software Patents? Continental Europe is… for Now… Sort of…]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/22/european-parliament-disclosure/ 2 Months and No Disclosure from the European Parliament]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/20/knuth-tells-europe-no-sw-pats/ Knuth Tells Europe to Let Him “Innovate in Peace” (Without Software Patents)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/12/software-patents-eu-back-door/ Software Patents Want to Enter Europe from the Back Door]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/05/02/general-electric-for-sw-pats-in-eu/ General Electric Joins Microsoft’s Fight Against Free Software]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/28/charles-mccreevy-for-monopoly/ Charles McCreevy is Still Advancing Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/24/attack-on-science-more-rebellion/ Patents Roundup: Attack on Science, Lobby for Software Patents in EU and India, More Rebellion]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/22/ms-act-to-fight-european-regulators/ Microsoft Unleashes Its Paid Guns to Fight European Regulators]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/19/microsoft-seeds-patent-book/ Software Patents Roundup: Protests in the EU, OLPC Suffers, Microsoft Seeds More Patent FUD]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/17/patent-comedy-from-europe/ The Latest Patent Comedy from Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/16/revolt-against-software-patents/ Revolt Against Software Patents in Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/06/microsoft-likes-patent-deform/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft Likes Patent Deform, OIN to Strike Back, EU Still Besieged for Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/06/software-patents-without-democracy/ The Question of Software Patents without Democracy]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/29/red-hat-microsoft-eu-lobbyists/ Red Hat, Microsoft, EU Lobbyists, and Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/24/refusal-disclosure-ess/ Does the European Commission Harbour a Destruction of Free/Open Source Software Workgroup?]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/20/community-patent-back-door-epo/ European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/03/17/epo-selling-out-swpats/ Is the EPO Selling Out to Microsoft?]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/02/27/microsoft-sap-seize-control/ European Open Source Software Workgroup a Total Scam: Hijacked and Subverted by Microsoft et al]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/02/26/ms-eu-patent-lobby/ Microsoft Uses Pressure Groups to Push Software Patents Into Europe]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/28/patents-scientists-rebellion/ Patents Roundup: Disintegration, EU in a Limbo, Applecrosoft Patents and Scientists’ Rebellion]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/21/acacia-extortion-european-lobby/ Patents Roundup: Acacia Extortion, European Lobby, and Failed Systems]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/15/europe-bilski-rambus-and-more/ Patents Roundup: Software Patents vs. Microsoft, Novell (And Others)]
== 2008 ==
== 2008 ==

Revision as of 08:56, 2 October 2011

Several large companies that include Microsoft, Philips and Nokia have been lobbying for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.

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