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Linux

Submission + - Server side "open" solutions can block Linux on the desktop (fsfe.org)

An anonymous reader writes: The blog entry shows how Linux based alternatives can serve to block Linux on the desktop, and in particular slow down LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org adoption through the mechanics of Microsoft's licensing strategy and argues Open Source Groupware should a) not focus on Outlook and b) work hand in hand with the Open Source Offices.
Music

Submission + - Sony Entertainment sued by... "Wierd" Al? (msn.com)

KDEnut writes: "Weird Al" Yankovic says that Sony Music Entertainment owes him to the tune of $5 million.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, the "Eat It" musical parodist claims that Sony has shortchanged him on royalties with a variety of improper accounting practices. He is seeking a judgment somewhere north of $5 million.

Submission + - Net Neutrality takes a major hit (nytimes.com)

jvaigl writes: From the New York Times article:

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

Tuesday's ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for the Comcast Corporation, the nation's largest cable company. It had challenged the F.C.C.'s authority to impose so called 'net neutrality' obligations.

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