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The Open Source Law Weekly Digest or OSWALD first launched late in 2002. Since then it has been regularly providing updates on all things open source related. The focus of this newsletter is on business, rather than technical developments in open source. Another strong component of the newsletter is IP news, as it is of interest to me and has an effect on open source.                                                                                                                                        
OSWALD #389 Period ending 24 December 2010
Welcome to the Open Source Law Weekly Open Source Digest (OSWALD)
Merry Christmas for 2010. This is a longer Oswald than normal as it covers a longer period (a little short of two weeks. The next won't be out till the new year.
Things of note this week include a lot of speculation about Google's (GNU/Linux/)ChromeOS, including some comments about the loss of data in the cloud as a result. The EU has put together some guidelines for adoption of software which appear to require the public service to give consideration to open source solutions. However, without a change in the way procurement works (ie letting licence fees subsidise marketing) it will probably not change much. There's also a story about a possible back door in OpenBSD
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to rush out and become a member of OIN. As Pamela Jones of Groklaw reports, sign up before closing on the Novell sale and you get a perpetual licence over the Novell patents which are in the OIN pool. Tell your business colleagues. See: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101206205654916
>From my blog: http://brendanscott.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/cablegate-shows-copyright-as-the-emporers-new-clothes/
Verbatim distribution with attribution ok.
Other distribution - email me.
Open Source Law
A Call to Support a New Public-Private Partnership In U.S. Standards Development http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20101212180220703
On December 8, the U. S. National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) issued a public Request for Information on behalf of the recently formed Sub-Committee on Standards of the National Council of Research and Technology.
Why Mozilla doesn't back Free Flash players http://www.networkworld.com/community/why-mozilla-does-not-back-flash
"Our strategy is to invest in the web. While Flash is used on the web, it lacks an open process for development with open specifications and multiple competing implementations. Creating an open source version of Flash wouldn't change the fact that Flash's fate is determined by a single entity. "
FSFE welcomes revised European Interoperability Framework http://fsfe.org/news/2010/news-20101216-01.en.html
The European Commission today published its long-awaited revision of the European Interoperability Framework. This document aims at promoting interoperability in the European public sector. The document is the result of a prolonged and hard-fought process. Free Software Foundation Europe accompanied this process and offered input to the European Commission at various stages.
LibreOffice Gets OIN Patent Protection http://www.muktware.com/n/20/2010/600
The Document Foundation, the organisation behind LibreOffice, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), to further extend the free software ecosystems.
EC Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in Openness http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20101221084910541
Last Thursday the European Commission took a major step forward on the "openness" scale. The occasion was the release of a new version of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) which definitively endorsed the use of open source friendly standards when providing "public services" within the EU. This result was rightly hailed by open source advocates like Open Forum Europe.
Microsoft, Standards, and Incompatibility: 1991-2010 -- And a Novell Smoking Gun http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101219121621828
Pursue a product development strategy that prevents IBM from claiming Windows compatibility. Prevent Windows applications from running correctly on OS/2. . . . Reposition OS/2 as impractical and incompatible in the minds of customers.
If banking were more Open Source, we would need less Wikileaks http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2010121300135OSSWSD
Banks are important. The world economic crisis is due for a good part to insufficient transparency in banks. Wikileaks next document drop may target banks. And a small group of activists is trying to solve those bank problems in a (Open Source) way that may make Wikileaks less necessary.
FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science http://mediamatters.org/blog/201012150004
Sammon's orders for Fox journalists to cast doubt on climate science came amid the network's relentless promotion of the fabricated "Climategate" scandal, which revolved around misrepresentations of emails sent to and from climate scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit.
Return of Vaman in an E-Governed E-Society http://kvtrust.blogspot.com/2010/12/open-source-format-egovernance-esociety.html
Ours is a success story of open source applications and my other Brother judges, who are at present concerned with Computer committee of the court will tell you about it . However the process of shifting over to open source and open format was done at the time when I was associated with the computer committee of the court and obviously I was requested to speak about their relevance in e-governance and e-society.
Is 2011 the year of open source in the public sector? http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/is-2011-the-year-of-open-source-in-the-public-sector/
As budgets tighten, governments around the world are firming up their open source pledges.
New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/71481.html?wlc=1293188389
New public procurement rules for technology issued by the EU encourages open specifications and open source software. Public administrations may decide to use less open options if open technologies don't exist or don't meet their functional interoperability needs. However, critics say the rules should include provisions for more funding for critical open source projects.
Microsoft-Organized Consortium Buying Novell Patents Are Apple, Oracle, MS, and EMC - Updated 5Xs http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101216113816651
Don't forget that if you sign up with Open Invention Network before this deal closes, you will have a license in perpetuity to all those patents, and more, and these Machiavellian dudes won't be able to mess with you. Here's the article that provides information on where to sign up and who qualifies and what is required.
Patents do not protect small firms, says trade body http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/12/16/patents_do_not_protect_small_firms_says_smeia/
Patents do not give protection to inventive small businesses because they are impossible to enforce, an organisation claiming to represent small technology companies has said.
Yahoo Just Killed… Consumer Confidence In Them http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/17/spin-this-yahoo/
Yahoo was one of the first stories that TechCrunch broke back in 2005. There are a ton of people that have a ton of data in it. It's still a valuable tool to those people. It has millions of users. Yahoo just gave them all the middle finger.
Spanish Parliament rejects anti-downloading law http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1607238.php/Spanish-Parliament-rejects-anti-downloading-law
A Spanish parliamentary commission on Tuesday rejected a controversial bill aimed at "protecting" copyrights from internet downloaders.
Patent v Copyright mentions in Google's ngrams http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=patents%2Ccopyright&year_start=1710&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3
Discussing The Music Industry Comically Speaking, With Mimi & Eunice http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101221/06561612364/discussing-music-industry-comically-speaking-with-mimi-eunice.shtml
Mike's recent post about OK Go is just crying out for some Mimi & Eunice cartoons. Rather than make him go back and edit it, I'll just illustrate it here:
Google's Motion to Dismiss Paul Allen's Patent Infringement Complaint Granted http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101210205849673
Paul Allen's patent infringement complaint against the world and its dog has been dismissed.
Ars Technica: Paul Allen's patent infringement lawsuit dismissed http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/12/paul-allens-patent-infringement-lawsuit-dismissed.ars
OraGoogle - The Jockeying for Position Begins in Earnest with Dueling Protective Orders http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101214092753205
Novell's patents bought by Microsoft, Apple, EMC, & Oracle http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/novells-patents-bought-by-microsoft-apple-emc-oracle/7975
Now, thanks to Germany's anti-trust body, the Bundeskartellamt, we know that Microsoft's CPTN Holdings partners were Apple, EMC, and Oracle.
Red Hat joins charge to fend off patent madness http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/red-hat-joins-charge-to-fend-off-patent-madness/
Court Reverses Copyright Ruling for WoW Creators http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/12/14/32599.htm
The federal appeals court in Seattle said that Michael Donnelly did not violate copyright law by selling his Glider software, which allows a player to automatically move through World of Warcraft's (WoW) early levels. But the court did find that Donnelly's company, MDY Industries, violated part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
How Much Does File-Sharing REALLY Cost Record Companies? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq/file-sharing-cost-record-companies-60837
That's not enough, said Lime Wire. The company insisted the plaintiffs should show actual damages, which to it means record companies should be ordered to produce information on costs such as royalty payments on the musical works alleged to have been infringed.
Nokia Sues Apple for Patent Infringement in EU http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/technology/17nokia.html?emc=eta1
In the latest salvo of a protracted legal battle, Nokia sued Apple on Thursday in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, alleging that the U. S. technology company used 13 of its patents, including a basic touch-screen maneuver, without its permission.
Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate http://torrentfreak.com/author-slams-ebook-piracy-son-outs-her-as-a-music-pirate-101213/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20Torrentfreak%20%28Torrentfreak%29
"You have a pirated MP3 collection," Jo added, helpfully. "We copied the first 1500 songs from one place and 300 from another. "
Harvard Shocker: Crimson endorses university '3-strikes' penalty http://copyrightsandcampaigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/harvard-shocker-crimson-rails-against.html
Copyright defense restricted http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/12/copyright-defense-restricted/
Dividing 4-4, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court's denial of a discount retailer's right to buy overseas a consumer item that is protected by copyright -- in this case, a Swiss watch -- and then bring it back into the U. S. for re-sale without the copyright owner's consent.
Intellectual Ventures: Independence Day Take II http://ipwatchdog.com/2010/12/20/intellectual-ventures-independence-day-take-ii/id=13876/
the eventual outcome is well understood. To wit: Complete usurpation of the U. S. Patent system. The outcome is a, gigantic tax/toll collector controlling the pulse of innovation in the U. S. or, like the movie, extermination of innovation.
Copyright Enforcement Tail Wags Internet Dog, Cont’d; or, What the Hell Ever Happened to Due Pro http://volokh.com/2010/12/01/copyright-enforcement-tail-wags-internet-dog-contd-or-what-the-hell-ever-happened-to-due-process/
The bad news is that the US government apparently believes it has the power to do what COICA purported to authorize it to do even without new statutory authority.
Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage program http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/microsoft-quietly-shuts-down-office-genuine-advantage-program/2798
with no public announcement, Microsoft quietly retired one cog in its antipiracy machine. Office Genuine Advantage was officially shut down as of Thursday, December 16, and virtually all traces of the once-controversial program have been scrubbed from Microsoft's web site.
USTR's Request for Comments on ACTA http://keionline.org/node/1037
USTR is requesting written comments from the public on the final text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in connection with consideration of U. S. signature of the agreement. [And what good would putting in a comment at this late stage do?]
Congress Approves Patent Pilot Program For Federal Judges http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2010/12/congress-approves-patent-pilot-program-for-federal-judges.html
"Patent litigation often costs litigants over $10 million and can inject crippling uncertainty into a business. This legislation launches a 10-year program to support efforts of courts to help businesses and individual inventors who patent ideas. "
Owning Culture http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Booknotes/About%20Booknotes/Current%20Issue
Before we jump on the Hollywood lobbyists' bandwagon, however, let's take a moment to think about how copyright affects writers and readers. Is `intellectual property' the best way to describe our relationship to our work?
ITC to Hear Motorola's Patent Infringement Case Against Microsoft http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2010/er1217hh1.htm
The U. S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain gaming and entertainment consoles, related software, and components thereof. The products at issue in this investigation are gaming and entertainment consoles that, inter alia, utilize wireless technologies and technologies that decode digital video content.
Harvard Newspaper Staff Apparently In Need Of A Lesson On Copyright Basics http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101216/02460212299/harvard-newspaper-staff-apparently-need-lesson-copyright-basics.shtml
Really? Perhaps the student editors at the Crimson can take a walk over to the office of Felix Oberholzer-Gee, who is a professor at Harvard, and has done a nice study debunking almost everything the editors state above. The study shows that as intellectual property laws were ignored to a greater degree, the amount of creation actually increased.
Oracle Updates OpenOffice 3.3 and Debuts Cloud Office 1.0 http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3917491/Oracle-Updates-OpenOffice-33-and-Debuts-Cloud-Office-10.htm
Bitcoin - Open Source Virtual Currency Project http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/12/bitcoin-open-source-virtual-currency.html
"Bitcoin is the gold standard of digital currency. The availability of bitcoins can not be manipulated by governments or financial institutions and bitcoin transactions occur directly between two parties without a middleman. "
Silicon Valley Start Up Kno Ships Educational Tablet http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/94219/20101221/silicon-valley-start-up-kno-ships-educational-tablet.htm
Kno, short for knowledge, is a 14. 1 touch-screen tablet that blends textbooks, course materials, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media and sharing.
Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODkwMQ
It looks like next year will be great for the Linux gaming scene while this year has not really experienced any ground-breaking AAA-title game releases
Who uses Linux and Open Source in Business? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/who-uses-linux-and-open-source-in-business/7951
Netflix is not only using, but also contributing, to numerous open-source projects. They're in good company.
Linux Embeds Itself Yet Further http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2010/12/linux-embeds-itself-yet-further/index.htm
This lends Linaro's focus a particular value: it is about spreading open source in one of the fast-growing sectors. Moreover, it's one where free software's low/zero cost, robustness, small size and customisability are crucial advantages over traditional proprietary solutions.
WhamCloud: Open Source Lustre Moves Forward http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3917076/WhamCloud-Open-Source-Lustre-Moves-Forward.htm
The filesystem of choice for many of the top 500 supercomputers is the open source Lustre filesystem. Lustre started off as a Sun Microsystems effort and is now under the stewardship of Oracle.
Breaking News on EFF Victory: Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2010121500735NWLL
In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U. S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.
Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/dec/14/chrome-os-richard-stallman-warning
Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU. http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3917011/Chrome-OS-Please-Dont-Open-the-Hood.htm
OpenBSD/FBI allegations denied by named participants http://www.itworld.com/open-source/130820/openbsdfbi-allegations-denied-named-participant
Amidst startling accusations revealed by OpenBSD founder and lead developer Theo de Raadt today that 10 years ago the US Federal Bureau of Investigations paid developers to insert security holes into OpenBSD code, some confusion about the accusations has already emerged, with one named party strongly denying any involvement.
Donate (or Fund Your Project) via CrowdFunding http://blog.datamation.com/blog/2010/12/donate-or-fund.html
By now most of you have heard of crowdsourcing, the ability to get masses of people to do work for you, oftentimes menial tasks for low pay. An extension of this concept is crowdfunding, whereby masses of people fund your project.
WindowBuilder becomes new open source project with major code contribution to Eclipse Foundation http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2010/12/windowbuilder-becomes-new-open-source.html
Today we are announcing Google's donation of the source code and IP for two of these products to the open source community through the Eclipse Foundation.
Google Launches New Book Database http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html
The digital storehouse, which comprises words and short phrases as well as a year-by-year count of how often they appear, represents the first time a data set of this magnitude and searching tools are at the disposal of Ph. D. 's, middle school students and anyone else who likes to spend time in front of a small screen.
Red Hat Buddies up With Eucalyptus http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/213768/red_hat_buddies_up_with_eucalyptus.html
Eucalyptus Systems has struck a partnership with Red Hat that should ultimately ease the deployment of Eucalyptus private cloud platform on Red Hat software
Myriad Group Sues Oracle America Over Java Licensing http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-13/myriad-group-sues-oracle-america-over-java-licensing.html
Oracle America, known as Sun Microsystems before its acquisition in January by the Redwood City, California-based company, developed Java and agreed to license it on fair terms to industry partners, lawyers for Myriad said in court papers filed Dec. 10 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.
Facebook and Social networking: Tim Berners-Lee closes the stable door after the horse has bolted http://fsmsh.com/3476
Facebook and Twitter are closed and locked in, they chip away at the founding principles of the internet; the web is therefore broken into "fragmented islands" . They, and Google, leave users in a "data dead end". Social networking sites become "a closed silo of content". Their success leads to monopoly and that stifles innovation.
Humble Indie Bundle #2 Just Made One Million Bucks http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODkzNg
The $1,000,000 in sales for the second bundle are from over 131,000 sales. While Linux game sales account for only about 25% of the revenue (Mac OS X is about the same too with Windows taking the rest), on average the Linux gamer is contributing significantly more money as part of this pay-what-you-want drive.
Linux rules the Clouds http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/linux-rules-the-clouds/7982
What I hadn't realized was just how much better Linux, and in particular, Canonical's Ubuntu, was doing on in the market place.
Free Fonts Forever http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/free-fonts-forever/7995
Today, Google and Ubuntu have released a new free, open font to the Web: the Ubuntu Font Family.
Kunlun platform aims for sub-$100 Android phones http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Wind-River-and-Via-Telecom-Kunlun/
The Kunlun platform aims for what many believe will be the fastest growing segment of the Android market in the next few years: mass-market phones aimed at emerging giants like China, India, and Brazil. Kunlun initially targets the Chinese market, but is touted as a common platform to create Android devices that can be easily adapted for other markets, as well.
KDE and the Document Foundation join Open Invention Network http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/12/kde-and-the-document-foundation-join-open-invention-network.ars
The KDE e. V. and the Document Foundation (TDF) have both joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) as licensees, expanding the organization's roster of supporters.
Conference on free / open source software in Lviv http://conference.linux.lviv.ua/en/main
Non-Profits Lead The Way With Linux http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3916811/Non-Profits-Lead-The-Way-With-Linux.htm
Android will be using ext4 starting with Gingerbread http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry/android-will-be-using-ext4-starting-with-gingerbread
FSF essay argues freedom over quality http://www.itworld.com/open-source/130534/fsf-essay-argues-freedom-over-quality
Open Ballot: what was the biggest Linux event in 2010? http://www.tuxradar.com/content/open-ballot-what-was-biggest-linux-event-2010
5 open source ERP projects to watch http://www.cio.com.au/article/370270/5_open_source_erp_projects_watch/
Hurry! Win a $50 Gift Card to Linux.com Store http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/185-jennifer-cloer/388603-hurry-win-a-50-gift-card-to-linuxcom-store
Gnu Juris Penguinus http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/10dec/lawlife.html
Nvidia and AMD Release New Video Drivers for Linux http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-and-AMD-Release-New-Video-Drivers-for-Linux-172852.shtml
Best Gifts For the Linux Geek, Make Your Own Railgun, and More http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7246/1/
Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5 http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/datbus/article.php/3917281/Oracle-Releases-MySQL-55.htm
Humble Indie Bundle is Back in Action, Pay What You Want for a Set of 5 Impressive Games http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/12/humble-indie-bundle-is-back-in-action.html
Living in the Cloud: A JoliCloud Chrome Experiment http://www.talkincloud.com/cloud-livin-a-jolicloud-chrome-experiment/
Have yourself a very Linux Christmas http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/130782/have-yourself-a-very-linux-christmas
What do we need? Vendors or Users? http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus/what-do-we-need-vendors-or-users-43153
Easy Linux for Your Grandparents http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/69776
Roll your own Linux distribution with Novell's SUSE Studio http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/roll-your-own-linux-distribution-with-novells-suse-studio/7972
Creative suite for Linux: an update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/12/creative-suite-for-linux-an-update/
Survival Of The Fittest http://pcplus.techradar.com/weblog/columns/survival-fittest-16-12-10
Why Hulu Plus Sucks, and Why You Should Use It Anyway http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/why-hulu-plus-sucks-and-why-you-should-use-it-anyway
Oracle Tops Wall Street Earnings Estimates http://www.ecrmguide.com/article.php/3917516/oracle-tops-wall-street-earnings-estimates.htm
Creating and Reading eBooks on Linux with Calibre http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/390966-creating-and-reading-ebooks-on-linux-with-calibre
IBM tosses in freebie Linux with Power servers http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/12/14/ibm_freebie_rhel_power_systems/
Oracle butts into online collaboration space with Cloud Office http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2010/12/oracle-butts-into-the-online-collaboration-space-with-cloud-office.ars
First Sun, now Novell http://www.sdtimes.com/FROM_THE_EDITORS_FIRST_SUN_NOW_NOVELL/By_SD_TIMES_EDITORIAL_BOARD/About_NOVELL_and_OPENSOURCE_and_SUN/35080
Linux Foundation Appoints New Fellow http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Linux-Foundation-Appoints-New-Fellow-1367652.htm
Apache Software Foundation leaves JCP - What does this mean? http://www.jroller.com/niclas/entry/apache_leaves_jcp_ec
'Software vendors are mere stewards for ideas' http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/-software-vendors-are-mere-stewards-for-ideas--914537?src=rss&attr=a
Ubuntu Myopia Continues Among Users http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/features/article.php/3917826/Ubuntu-Myopia-Continues-Among-Users.htm
The Document Foundation joins Open Invention Network http://webmink.com/2010/12/20/links-for-2010-12-20/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Android 2.3 code hits the net http://lwn.net/Articles/420376/
User Familiarity != Software Superiority http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/12/user-familiarity-software-superiority.html
2010: The Year in Free and Open Source Software http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3918011/2010-The-Year-in-Free-and-Open-Source-Software.htm
Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6? http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/buyersguide/article.php/3918016/Should-SMBs-Consider-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-6.ht
Jolicloud: Cloud enabled and not just for netbooks http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/jolicloud-cloud-enabled-and-not-just-netbooks
Tomdroid: Now with One-Way Sync http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Productivity-Sauce/Tomdroid-Now-with-One-Way-Sync
How the Android stole Christmas; a holiday tale of no tablets http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/131298/how-android-stole-christmas-a-holiday-tale-no-tablets
5 Biggest Tech Winners for 2010 http://www.insurancenetworking.com/news/insurance_technology_bloor_vendors_VMware_Salesforce_SaaS-26712-1.html
"What's this 'DEEE-bee-en' you write about?" Or will Linux ever make its move on the desktop? http://www.insidesocal.com/click/2010/12/whats-this-deee-bee-en-you-wri.html
A Very Chrome-y Christmas http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/a-very-chrome-y-christmas/15258
Red Hat 3Q Profit Climbs 59% On Higher Sales, Margins http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101221-714532.html
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