Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

CIA: Pay as You Go. Work for a Living

Software vendors and their partners with whom I have dealt have the attitude that because they own software, the world owes them a living. An example of this can be seen in the negotiations between M$ and IBM over licensing … Continue reading

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Suing Over a “flawed understanding of the law”

Remember the lawsuit over the TimeZone database? It has been withdrawn with an apology and a covenant not to sue. I remember a time when people sued each other after one received some damage. This is plain crazy, that people … Continue reading

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Tempest in a Teapot: Intel AppUp Promotes LibreOffice

SJVN and others are excited about the introduction of LibreOffice, competitive office suite to M$’s offering, on Intel’s AppUp service. While it is noteworthy that part of Wintel is supporting some good FLOSS, my “spider sense” was tingling, so I … Continue reading

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Monopoly is Not Natural for IT

One of the nuggets from my gleaning exhibits of US DOJ v M$ is a rant by Nathan Myhrvold of M$ about how great M$ was and how misunderstood. He begins with this warped view of reality: “The computer industry … Continue reading

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Dell Expands the Number of Stores in China

Last year, Dell announced selling Ubuntu/Linux at 200 stores in China. Today Dell announced they will expand to 1000 stores. “Dell’s business grew 21 percent in China last year, but still lags far behind market leader Lenovo Group Ltd, which … Continue reading

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office action rejecting all of the claims of U.S. Patent

That’s what Oracle and Google reported to the court. Oracle claimed many violations of a bunch of patents by Google over Android/Linux and only one patent and a few claims have not been thrown out. Damages for these few claims … Continue reading

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