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Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) is sponsoring a plan to encourage and popularize the idea of open source -- for hardware components. The organization released a draft of an open source license for computer hardware this month, and issued a public call for comments on the draft. The new license is already drawing criticism from prominent members of the open source community.
The Gentoo/FreeBSD project, which combines the FreeBSD kernel with Gentoo Linux design principles, is in a fix. Its lead developer, Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò, discovered licensing issues while working on the libkvm library and the start-stop-daemon -- and Pettenò says that the problem might not be limited to his project, but could trap other BSD-derived projects as well.
Opti, a chip-oriented intellectual property company, said it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Advanced Micro Devices violated three patents with its Opteron processors and other products.
A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling "Grand Theft Auto" video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label.
A federal judge has refused a motion to postpone proceedings in the SCO Group's lawsuit against Novell until after next year's separate SCO-IBM trial concludes.
A reward for information leading to the discovery of an Oakland woman who has been missing for seven weeks and is believed to have been murdered by her estranged husband has been increased to $25,000, her boyfriend said Monday.
The estranged husband of a missing mother was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder in connection with her disappearance more than a month ago, police said.
AN INSURANCE COMPANY acting on behalf of Melvin Young has sued Microsoft because his house suffered an extensive fire because an Xbox malfunctioned on January 5th last year.
Every time I almost finish the Ralf Flaxa Declaration as text, more filings, and again here we are with boatloads of filings in both SCO v. IBM and in SCO v. Novell. I'll show you the Pacer text, and I'll get the filings up as soon as I can.
D-Link has agreed to stop distributing its DSM-G600 networked attached storage device after a German court found it had violated terms of the General Public License by incorporating Linux into the product. However, D-Link has refused to reimburse the GPL-Violations Project for its legal costs in bringing the action against the company.
Dexter + Chaney, a 25-year-old Seattle company that makes construction-management software, is suing Microsoft for trademark infringement.
Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client, has filed a lawsuit in Israel that alleges multiple violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL). In the suit, Maryanovsky alleges that International Chess University (IChessU), a startup offering online chess tutoring, and Alexander Rabinovitch, its CEO, violated both his copyright and the GPL in its production and distribution of the IChessU client, a piece of software based on Jin.
Darl McBride, president and chief executive officer of Lindon-based SCO, acknowledged during a Wednesday conference call that the ongoing IBM lawsuit has been costly in dollars, time and hampering the rollout of new technology. Litigation costs in the most recent quarter alone totaled $2.3 million, although that's lower than $3 million in the year-earlier quarter and $3.8 million in the previous quarter.
Utah's SCO Group is appealing a federal magistrate's gutting of its $5 billion lawsuit against IBM, hoping to salvage the tens of millions of dollars it has spent litigating the case over the past three years.
Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement. Red Hat recently purched JBoss maker of the specific accused product Hibernate 3.0.