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posted by cmn32480 on Tuesday November 08 2016, @01:19PM   Printer-friendly
from the advocating-for-the-people dept.

The site Techrights is turning 10 years old. Though now called Techrights, it was best known as Boycott Novell until 2010. It has become an internationally recognized site whose aim has been advocacy of digital rights with the goal of maximizing freedom, reducing surveillance, and generally promoting the sharing of knowledge. This, in turn, requires transparent systems, open licensing terms, no censorship, and active collaboration among parties. Its focus has always included the fight against software patents and in recent years it pays special attention to the goings on and intrigues within the European Patent Office and their attempt to bring by hook or crook software patents into Europe.

Patents on software became a pressing issue for Techrights around 2010 because they have been increasingly used against Free/libre software projects, not just proprietary makers small and large. There are usually several new posts each day, many of which are categorized and indexed in the wiki.

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 08 2016, @07:28PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 08 2016, @07:28PM (#424200)

    With the recent "M$ Loves Linux" nonsense and other closed-source entities trying to glom onto the attention that Free Software is getting, editor Roy Schestowitz, PhD has added an Openwashing / Pseudo-Open Source section to the site's quasi-daily news digest.

    As mentioned in TFS, the site's recent focus has been largely on patent abuse.

    -- OriginalOwner_ []

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