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For the first time, court lays down a legal foundation for the protection of open source developers. This means now all open source licenses are enforceable. From the article:

An appeals court has erased most of the doubt around Open Source licensing, permanently, in a decision that was extremely favorable toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux. The man who prompted that decision could be described as the worst enemy a Free Software project could have. This is the story of how our community was able to benefit from that enemy.

For a decade there'd been questions: Are Open Source licenses enforceable at all? Are their terms, calling for a patent detente or disclosure of source code, legal?

=> Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source (via ./)

You may find Software Freedom Law Center web site useful. It provide legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The Center now represents many of the most important and well-established free software and open source projects.

5 Reasons To Avoid Apple iPhone 3G

Free software foundation (GNU project) has published a list of 5 reasons to avoid Apple iPhone 3G. According to article Apple puts so many restrictions on you including privacy and DRM limitations:

[1] iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on everyone's phones.

[2] iPhone endorses and supports Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology.

[3] iPhone exposes your whereabouts and provides ways for others to track you without your knowledge.

[4] iPhone won't play patent- and DRM-free formats like Ogg Vorbis and Theora.

[5] iPhone is not the only option. There are better alternatives on the horizon that respect your freedom, don't spy on you, play free media formats, and let you use free software -- like the FreeRunner.

=> 5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

Update: Checkout Top 10 reasons to hate the iPhone 3G (thanks pushpraj)