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Patent Troll Research Round-Up
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Patent Troll Research Round-Up

Academic research about the problem of patent trolls has finally started to flow, and the findings are just as grim as all our instincts suggested. In my article...

Dynamic!
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Dynamic!

This visualisation of activity on the LibreOffice code repository rocks!  

Open Source and Cloud
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Open Source and Cloud

After the Community Summit at Open World Forum, three of the speakers – including me – spent 10 minutes discussing how cloud computing impacts the open source community...

Kicking Comic Sans
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Kicking Comic Sans

If you have been using the font Comic Sans to support dyslexics, there’s a new font in town – see ComputerWorldUK.

The Forces Of Open
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The Forces Of Open

What’s driving open source? That was the question InfoWorld asked me to explore for a feature-length article. I spent a good deal of time over the summer thinking...

Eric Whitacre Interview
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Eric Whitacre Interview

I missed this interview by Bob Edwards when it was first posted – full of personality and insight, worth taking the time to listen to the whole 45 minutes.

CDB has 0% citizen support
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CDB has 0% citizen support

My Freedom of Information request for the summary of citizen input on the UK’s Communications Data Bill reveals unanimous opposition, as well as a disturbing trend...

Legal Topics For Practical People
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Legal Topics For Practical People

The track I’m chairing at Open World Forum in Paris next week is now public and I think we’ve got a pretty hot schedule there what with Richard Fontana and Bradley...

Still Nutty After All These Years
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Still Nutty After All These Years

Madness @ The Roundhouse, a set on Flickr. I was lucky enough to win tickets for an iTunes Festival show again this year. I was even luckier that it was my wife’s...

But What About Patents?
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But What About Patents?

News of government support for open source in the US and EU this week is great. But at the same time, software patents are stifling innovation and the same administrations...

MySQL FUD Claim Needs Action, Not Words
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MySQL FUD Claim Needs Action, Not Words

  A chance encounter at the OFE Summit in Brussels, coupled with a provocative statement by an Oracle VP, lead me to believe it’s time for Oracle to come out of...

Apparently the weather is getting cooler…
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Apparently the weather is getting cooler…

“Please can you find me a blanket as well?”, Welcome to Autumn. I’d sensed a chill in the air, but my cat confirmed it for me…

FLOSS Weekly on JasperSoft
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FLOSS Weekly on JasperSoft

I was co-host on FLOSS Weekly again this week, and the guest was the community manager from JasperSoft, who make Jasper Reports and other business intelligence software...

Surprising Sponsor
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Surprising Sponsor

You’ll never guess who’s bankrolling open source. In my column in InfoWorld this week, I look at an initiative to get some crucial software written for America’s...

Iona Tour – Last Gig
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Iona Tour – Last Gig

    We went to hear the last concert of the Iona tour Sunday night. It was a tremendous evening of music with gorgeous soundscapes enfolding intelligent, thoughtful...

FLOSS UK AGM
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FLOSS UK AGM

I’ll be talking about “What’s Driving Open Source” after the Annual Meeting for FLOSS UK in London on Thursday.

Apple and Connector Standards
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Apple and Connector Standards

It seems Apple wasn’t serious when it promised the European commission it would use micro-USB. Read more about it in my article in ComputerWorldUK this week.

Software Patent Solution Under Our Noses
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Software Patent Solution Under Our Noses

I was blown away by a paper by legal scholar Mark Lemley when I read it in full this week. He plausibly claims there’s a very simple and elegant solution to software...

OSS2012 Keynote
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OSS2012 Keynote

What’s driving open source in 2012? I presented a keynote address at OSS2012, the 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems this morning. My talk, entitled...

Tweetlog for September 10, 2012
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Tweetlog for September 10, 2012

Some cool demo shots of Lytro’s refocussable photos: Lytro http://t.co/DBUj0phy September 10, 2012 at 09:02AM - – - – - Chill out. Watch some clouds drift by  http...
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