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DLS Interview: Free Software Foundation's Peter Brown

As we mentioned on Monday, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design campaign against DRM paid the U.K. a visit yesterday with protests outside the BBC's London and Manchester locations against the use of Microsoft DRM technology in their highly debated iPlayer software. The BBC iPlayer has been in development for a number of years now, costing the BBC public £130 million...

Microsoft: open source software infringes on 235 patents

Fortune Magazine has a detailed article examining Microsoft's relationship to free and open source software. Although the story reads mostly as a history of Microsoft, Linux, and GNU, there are a few interesting new tidbits, including the number of patents Microsoft claims Linux and other free software infringes on: 235. Microsoft holds thousands of patents for its software, and won't say exactly...