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The answer to the smartphone patent thicket

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Monday, November 1, 2010

The answer to the smartphone patent thicket

Apple seeks monopoly through court action against Motorola


Dana Blankenhorn: Patents are by their nature monopolies, granted on limited terms for limited times. Today those terms are overly broad, and those times are longer than the expected life of any market.


Sun Oct 31 07:50:39 PDT 2010




The answer to the smartphone patent thicket


Dana Blankenhorn: In a sane world of software patents, you patent your implementation of wireless e-mail, or e-mail sync.


Fri Oct 29 09:57:50 PDT 2010




GNOME reacts to Canonical rejection


Dana Blankenhorn: As with the President, Peters may want to project calm, but your best friends and adversaries may both see that as weakness.


Fri Oct 29 07:22:05 PDT 2010




If Russia wants open source then Russia needs glasnost


Dana Blankenhorn: Turning open source into an enemy of freedom is always going to be political. And open source is not by its nature political,


Fri Oct 29 06:51:36 PDT 2010




Firefox 4 beta 7 now due early November, RC1 in early '11


Paula Rooney: As many know by now, the release of Firefox 4 has been delayed until early 2011.The Mozilla team has announced that the next beta, beta 7, is due in early November, beta 8 is aimed for Nov 12, beta 9 is slated for November 26, beta 10 is slated for December 10, the first release [...]


Fri Oct 29 06:36:41 PDT 2010




Government open source momentum fading


Dana Blankenhorn: For open source to start saving government money, government needs to hire more programmers, and give those programmers authority over important functions that until now have been contracted out.


Fri Oct 29 05:57:37 PDT 2010

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