THE Linux Foundation is killing the Linux brand. It’s misusing it or “lending” it to things that have nothing to do with Linux. Similarly, as an associate of ours put it this morning, Forbes has, as recently as yesterday, resorted to “brand dilution, “open-source” vs “open source”, OSI is too quiet…”
Essentially, it’s how we go about liberating the user. There are (at least) two ways we can make the user more free: We can become nannies, or we can assist the user in their freedom. I consider these two different approaches, and the difference is the point.
This “legal uncertainty” is legal dynamite for trolls! Companies shed off “low certainty” patents and sell them to parasites.
“10 of the 11 patent suits filed today were filed by patent trolls,” it has been reported this week, “according to RPX Corp. That’s 91%.”
LTF is targeted at lawyers and employees in legally relevant spheres at companies, law firms and training and education providers, with freelancers making up the remaining target audience. The event’s exhibitors, sponsors and speakers are composed primarily of providers of special software solutions for law firms, cloud systems and security solutions.
There are those who think that Microsoft invited me to speak in the hope of seducing me away from the free software cause. Some fear that it might even have succeeded. I am sure the Microsoft staff I addressed saw that that could never happen. I resisted Steve Jobs’s snow job in 1989 or 1990; I am no easy mark for those who want me to change my views.
In case Stallman’s resignation marks the beginning of something even better (from Stallman himself) people are encouraged to send messages of solidarity
IBM is, in general, a dangerous company. It works closely with oppressive elements of the public sector, including police and military. It’s hardly a secret. IBM itself is a very aggressive company. IBM has not changed since buying Red Hat. Still a Blue Bully
Thin-skinned people are being weaponised against opposition to one’s views, just like blasphemy law is brought up to defend fiction/lies and censor/self-censor one’s critics (because truth is sometimes “offensive”)
Various outlets that are closely connected to Microsoft are trying to convince us that Microsoft is now ‘king’ of Open Source; nothing could be further from the truth however.
The cheapening of the term “Open Source” continues; sooner or later everything out there will be called “open” irrespective of what it really is.