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GNU is Not Unix

+ - SFLC Files Amicus Brief in Jacobsen v. Katzner

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bkuhn
bkuhn writes "The SFLC filed an amicus brief in the Jacobsen v. Katzer case today. The higher court previously gave a favorable ruling for software freedom, however, upon remand, the lower court held that Jacobsen had not shown sufficient harm to qualify for an injunction against the defendant. Jacbosen is appealing that decision. SFLC's brief calls on the court to give injunctive relief to FOSS developers."
Editorial

+ - Call for more support of FLOSS charities->

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bkuhn
bkuhn writes "I've begun a campaign to encourage technology folk who benefit from Free, Libre, and Open Source software to begin giving back, not just with code, but with dollars. Non-profit structures for FLOSS are essential, and yet the non-profits that exist are grossly underfunded. I believe we could radically change the resources of non-profits in the FLOSS world if everyone who benefits from the community commits to giving just $200/year to 2-4 non-profits of their choice. FLOSS Foundations maintains a great list to help you find ones that match you interests."
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Medicine

+ - Breast Cancer Gene Lawsuit Argues Patents Invalid->

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bkuhn
bkuhn writes "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are unconstitutional and invalid. The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on behalf of four scientific organizations representing more than 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals, as well as individual researchers, breast cancer and women's health groups, and individual women. Individuals with certain mutations along these two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, are at a significantly higher risk for developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancers."
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Operating Systems

+ - Final word on Linux improvements to OpenBSD's ar5k

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Operating Systems

+ - SFLC's final word on Linux's ar5k-derived ath5k

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