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Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com, made the following statement yesterday: "Last week Judge Coughenour denied our request to block Microsoft's international legal barrage against Lindows.com. Two years ago Microsoft tried to stop Lindows in a U.S. court, but they were denied. Recently, they started piling on lawsuits from around the world attempting to achieve the same result. At the same time, Microsoft is publicly demanding that the EU respect the U.S. court actions concerning their monopolistic behavior and not impose their own rulings. Microsoft hypocritically has no such respect for the U.S. court decision which determined we can operate under the term Lindows pending a final resolution of the litigation. Some people may be puzzled about why Microsoft is attacking Lindows and not doing the same for Red Hat - a leading Linux server company. Microsoft has t... (more)

SCO Gets 30 Days to Get "Beyond FUD" and Disclose Facts

The SCO Group is about to find out just how prudent it was to claim that "million lines of code" in Linux are there because IBM illegally put them there in breach of SCO's intellectual property rights. The federal court judge in the case has ordered that SCO, as plaintiff in the case, identifies within 30 days "all source code and other material in Linux ... to which plaintiff (SCO) has rights." The magistrate in the case, Brooke C. Wells, said that according to IBM interrogatories 12 and 13, SCO also must describe exactly how SCO believes IBM infringed these rights. The saying ... (more)

"Microsoft is Using Lawsuits as a Battering Ram to Smash Linux," Says Robertson

In the Stockholm City Court, in the Swedish capital, a magistrate yesterday issued a restraining order under the terms of which Lindows.com must cease distributing Lindows in Sweded. The case was handled in the absence of the parties, and Ulrika Carlehall, the magistrate, basically agreed to the claim raised by Microsoft against Lindows.com for trademark infringement and to its request that the city court prohibit Lindows.com from using the marks LINDOWS, LINDOWS.COM and LINDOWS.OS "as marks for products or services regarding operative systems" - under a penalty of three million ... (more)

"Free Speech in a Technological Society Means Technological Free Speech," Says Moglen

[All quotes are courtesy the transcript being hosted currently at groklaw.net.]    The goal of the FSF "The goal of the Free Software Movement is to enable people to understand, to learn from, to improve, to adapt, and to share the technology that increasingly runs every human life. ... This idea lay behind my dear friend and colleague, Richard Stallman's, intense desire, beginning in the early 1980's, to bring about a world in which all the computer software needed by anybody to do anything would be available on terms which permitted free access to the knowledge that that soft... (more)

SCO Makes Q3 Loss, McBride Vows to Continue Fighting IBM and Others

Related Links: Monty Python Meets Darl McBride "I Wasn't Brought In to Have Warm Fuzzies with Slashdot," Says McBride  Linux's Moment of Truth: First End User Lawsuit Filed by SCO  Darl McBride's 5 Reasons Why SCO Can *STILL* Win vs IBM SCO's McBride Backs Down On "GPL is Unconstitutional" Claim Linus' Top Ten SCO Barbs "We remain steadfastly committed to enforcing our intellectual property rights on behalf of our customers, employees and shareholders," SCO CEO Darl McBride told reporters yesterday. "Through the combination of the quarter's positive developments and our current c... (more)