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Can the DPL Work?
From Wild WebMink

Can the DPL Work?

What is patents could be de-weaponized? That’s the goal of the new Defensive Patent License, released this week by law professor (and former EFF lawyer) Jason Schultz...

Seeds of Idiocy
From Wild WebMink

Seeds of Idiocy

This story from Antarctica, where I fully anticipate every visitor is well educated on the need for biological isolation of the place they are visiting, leaves...

Introducing OpenRelief
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Introducing OpenRelief

Shane was very moved by the aftermath of the big earthquake in Japan last year. He decided practical action was needed, and with others founded the OpenRelief project...

Old Arguments Resurfacing
From Wild WebMink

Old Arguments Resurfacing

I’ve been working with corporate open source for long enough now that arguments against it that were popular years ago, which I’d assumed were fully explained and...

Nesting Time
From Wild WebMink

Nesting Time

Are Nest Labs through to open ground at last? After its brush with an especially unpleasant patent troll, the tide seems to be changing for the makers of the Nest...

It
From Wild WebMink

It

Now the UK’s open standards consultation is over, let’s get back to basics. All these power plugs didn’t give us more choice – they instead inconvenienced us all...

Standards Consultation Deadline
From Wild WebMink

Standards Consultation Deadline

Please send a contribution to the UK Open Standards Consultation TODAY, before the deadline at midnight UK time. It’s really simple, as little as an e-mail if you...

GPL Cops
From Wild WebMink

GPL Cops

The folks at the Software Freedom Conservancy were good enough to spend time with me discussing their work on GPL enforcement and sent me this week’s news in advance...

Java ME Fragmentation
From Wild WebMink

Java ME Fragmentation

Sun acknowledged in 2008 and 2009 that Java ME was fragmented – and had been for years – without any help from Android. More in today’s article on ComputerWorld...

Contrasts in Amsterdam
From Wild WebMink

Contrasts in Amsterdam

Reblogged from The Global Mink: Nesting, a photo by webmink on Flickr. I spent a half-day walking around the centre of Amsterdam following a speaking engagement...

Open Source Market Matures
From Wild WebMink

Open Source Market Matures

My article for InfoWorld this week considers the annual Open Source Survey, unveiled at OSBC in San Francisco, and observes that the market is trending towards...

Does the verdict neuter WORA?
From Wild WebMink

Does the verdict neuter WORA?

The stunning win by Google this week in their defence against Oracle over Java patents in Android may well meal that Write One Run Anywhere is no longer enforceable...

What Next After GPL and Apache?
From Wild WebMink

What Next After GPL and Apache?

My article on InfoWorld today looks at the arc of software licensing trends and predicts commercial open source will eventually swing back to the centre and favour...

UK Open Consultation Update
From Wild WebMink

UK Open Consultation Update

The final round-table for the government’s Open Standards Consultation is now open for booking – consider attending as much is at stake for UK ICT procurement....

Wildlife Service Area
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Wildlife Service Area

Reblogged from The Global Mink: The tranquil isolation of

Palm Nuts
From Wild WebMink

Palm Nuts

Reblogged from The Global Mink: Staying with a dear friend near S

Suite Activity
From Wild WebMink

Suite Activity

While the news about the ongoing Oracle-Google trial in the US has been

Border Chaos
From Wild WebMink

Border Chaos

It’s not just Heathrow – Eurostar is a mess too. I had a meeting in Paris on Monday and was transiting London so took Eurostar instead of flying from Southampton...

Speaking in San Jose, May 15
From Wild WebMink

Speaking in San Jose, May 15

There’s a new speaker series being organised and hosted by PayPal at their campus in San Jose. I am honoured to be their inaugural speaker, on May 15th at 7pm....

Bad News For The Meshed Society?
From Wild WebMink

Bad News For The Meshed Society?

The Oracle/Google initial verdict is out in the US, and it’s bad news for the 21st century software industry. My take is on InfoWorld, but there’s still a fragment...
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