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[News] [Rival] Companies That Committed Anti-Linux Offences Also Violate the GPL, Sued

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Companies That Committed Anti-Linux Offences Also Violate the GPL, Sued
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:00:40 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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SFLC hammers GPL violators

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| The SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) is 
| lowering the boom on more than a dozen 
| companies including Best Buy, Samsung, 
| Westinghouse and JVC, all which have 
| violated the GPL (GNU General Public 
| License). 


Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, and 11 more named in open source lawsuit 

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| The entire list of companies named in the 
| lawsuit is as follows:
|     * Astak
|     * Best Buy
|     * Comtrend
|     * Dobbs-Stanford
|     * GCI Technologies
|     * Humax USA
|     * JVC
|     * Phoebe Micro
|     * Robert Bosch
|     * Samsung
|     * Versa Technology
|     * Western Digital
|     * Westinghouse
|     * Zyxel Communications


Best Buy, Samsung, And Westinghouse Named In SFLC Suit Today


SFC and SFLC sues Samsung, Zyxel, Western Digital and others over GPL violations


Multiple Consumer Electronics Companies Hit With GPL Lawsuit


16 Companies sued by the Software Freedom Law Center 


SFLC Launches GPL Lawsuit Against 14 Gadget Makers  


Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, More Hit With Lawsuit


Best Buy, Samsung, others named in GPL suit


Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, And Eleven Other Brands Named In SFLC Lawsuit



Lawsuit: Best Buy lies

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| A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday
| against Best Buy alleging that its "Price
| Match Guarantee" is a fraud.


Are you ready to Protest?

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| Contact the people at Best Buy and Office Depot.  I mean think about it anyone can sit
| in front of a keyboard and type something that exposes the obvious falsehoods!  And what
| will happen? That depends on how many individuals actually choose to participate in
| letting these businesses know that this practice is unacceptable and that you will be
| taking your business elsewhere.
| And I will even make it easy for you by providing you with a link to the page that you
| need.
| Complain to Office Depot
| Complain to Best Buy
| And feel free to post your complaint to Best Buy in your comments this will encourage
| more Linux users to get on board and send in a complaint.  And pass this on.


Microsoft FUD An Unfired Gun In Austin

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| The salesperson could no longer take it and approached
| us with a smile. He asked Staci if she needed any
| further help in making a choice. I believe it was the
| laptop opened for ten minutes with her full attention
| that got the best of him.
| "Do any of these come with Linux". Her question was
| direct and without malice...she glanced over at me just
| for a milisecond after doing so.
| "Um...no, we don't carry Linux products here. I'm
| sorry."
| No "Windows pitch"....no "comparisons..."
| Just no.
| So...


Software Freedom Day at Best Buy

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| Hello and welcome. Microsoft has begun to train Best Buy associates on the
| virtues of Windows 7 over GNU/Linux for netbooks.
| Since Software Freedom Day is on September 19th, 2009(2 weeks away), Best
| Buy seems like a great place to hand out CDs and flyers encouraging people
| to try GNU/Linux on their laptops and desktops before they buy. In the
| coming days, we'll be putting up resources to help you at your local Best
| Buy to make this project a huge success!


Does Microsoft Deliver Anti-Linux Rhetoric to Best Buy Workers


Microsoft tells US retailers Linux is rubbish

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| One booklet shared with our Office Depot salesman includes a page that
| looks like this...


Microsoft bribes Best Buy staff to slam Mac and Linux


Microsoft Targets Linux (and Macs) with Latest Chart-Based Propaganda


Microsoft's latest Linux lies

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| "If you can't beat 'em, cheat" has long been Microsoft's philosophy,
| which has lead to the Department of Justice and the European Union
| swatting them with restrictions and hundreds of millions of dollars in
| fines over the years. But that hasn't stopped them. In our latest
| example, an anonymous blogger who goes by GodofGrunts at OverClock.net,
| a site for people who want the fastest possible PCs, reports on his
| Microsoft ExpertZone training at Best Buy. What he 'learned' from
| Microsoft isn't 'exactly' true.
| [...]
| Microsoft also claims you can't use video chat on desktop Linux. Yet I
| use Ekiga and Skype for video chat on Linux all the time.
| Then there are the "Get the FUD" â er, "Get the Facts Straight" slides,
| which serve as a reminder that Microsoft's Get the Facts anti-Linux
| campaign (2004-2007) actually lives on.


Microsoft internal slideshow for retailers targets Linux


Microsoft mis-educates Best Buy on Linux


Microsoft Instructs Best Buy Employees on How to Trash Linux

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| It goes on to list tables with "Camera, iPod, and MP3 compatibility"
| and "Printers and scanners compatibility" being described as "many" for
| Windows and "few" for Linux.  It also lists an ambiguous "Authorized
| Support" which it claims Linux is lacking, ignoring the fact that many
| Linux distributions do have support teams.  It also mentions that Linux
| users can't play games like "World of Warcraft", which Windows users
| can.  Ironically, Linux users can in fact use WoW within the free WINE.


Microsoft teaches Best Buy employees how to troll Linux users

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| Microsoft training material for Best Buy employeesâwhich not only makes
| Linux look bad, but is also full of inaccuraciesâhas leaked to the Web.
| Screenshots and commentary inside.


Microsoft helps Best Buy employees troll Mac users, too

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| We've got our hands on Microsoft training material for Best Buy
| employees. It not only makes Macs look bad, but is also full of
| inaccuracies. Screenshots and commentary inside.

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/09/microsoft-helps-best-buy-employees-troll-mac-users-too.ars?utm_source=microblogging&utm_medium=arstch&utm_term=One MicrosoftWay&utm_campaign=microblogging
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