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    Campaigns

    Techrights, part of Bytes Media, is a progressive site which supports software freedom and advocates digital diversity through standardisation (naturally, it is against monopoly). The different sections address multiple areas or companies, e.g. Novell which can be found further down on this page. One way to organise tens of thousands of pages is this archive, but another way is as follows.

    Apple vs HTC
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  • i4i vs Microsoft
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  • Boycott Novell

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    This is the main initiative of this Web site, which is also conducted in an IRC channel.




    Introduction

    Boycott Novell is an initiative that was conceived (see History | history) after Novell had signed a patent deal with Microsoft, an abusive monopoly. This deal was sought after by Novell and it has initiated:

  • A campaign of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) against users and distributors of GNU/Linux. This is similar to SCO.
  • Subsequent patent deals involving GNU/Linux, e.g. Linspire, Xandros, and TurboLinux
  • Patent lawsuits against Linux (e.g. FAT/TomTom)
  • Microsoft's hijack of the term "open source"
  • Promotion of "interoperability" at the expense of international standards such as ODF
  • Penetration of Microsoft's patents-encumbered software into GNU/Linux (e.g. Mono, Moonlight), which leads to liability and promotes Microsoft as a de facto standard


  • In this Web site, we strive to address these issues, mostly by informing. The following sets of pages organise the information we have accumulated so far. It is permanently under construction and by creating an account you can help us edit and expand.

    More Information

  • Mission (Misija - Hrvatski|Hrvatski, Unsere Mission|Deutsch, Mission - Francais|Francais)
  • Companies to Avoid (see Turbolinux and Xandros/Linspire)
  • Why Boycott?
  • Frequently-Asked Questions (Francais)
  • Mono, Moonlight, and Mono Applications (which need to be abandoned)
  • How to Use This Web Site
  • Commenting Policy


  • Index of Portals

  • Articles Portal
  • Patents Portal
  • Comes vs Microsoft
  • Billwatch Resurrected
  • Patent TrollTracker Resurrected


  • Miscellaneous Pages

  • Drones list :: List of people who are serving Microsoft's business agenda
  • Articles index :: A broad list of topics that are listed cohesively


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  • Amazon
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