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Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Oracle to buy Sun Microsystems->

l00sr writes: Software giant Oracle just agreed to buy hardware giant Sun Microsystems. As a hardware company, Sun has been a strong supporter of open source software, including OpenOffice, VirtualBox, and perhaps most relevantly, MySQL. One can only wonder what the corporate overlords at Oracle have in mind for the future of these and many more open-source projects.
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Submission + - Whirlpool sued for criticism->

ssinct writes: Popular Australian broadband news and discussion site, Whirlpool, is being sued by 2Clix, for AUD$150,000 over "injurious falsehood", in relation to critical forum threads posted regarding deficiencies in the company's accounting software. The EFF, and local legal experts are up in arms over 2clix's move.
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Submission + - Broadband forum sued over user comments

weighn writes: "PC World (Australia) and The SMH report that "A software firm is suing a community website over comments published on its forum. 2Clix is suing the owner of the popular broadband community site Whirlpool, Simon Wright, for "injurious falsehood", asking for $AUS150,000 in damages and an injunction requiring Whirlpool to remove forum threads highly critical of 2Clix's accounting software.
Dale Clapperton, chairman of the online users lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia, said 2Clix was using the law to silence its critics. Whirlpool users have begun donating money to the site to help Wright cover any legal costs."

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.