Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

The Quotation That Broke Oracle’s Copyright Claims

Oracle has been going on about how Google illegally copied Java’s APIs in violation of Oracle’s copyright. In a hearing back in December, Google brought forth this quotation from Jonathan Schwartz’s testimony to Congress years earlier: “When we discuss interfaces, … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Pines

Near where I live is a forest of pines. They are magical. When they are mature, they begin to produce pine cones, tight, woody cocoons for their seed. These coccoons will hold the seed safely for years, until there is … Continue reading

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Global Competition

One of the force-multipliers in modern business is the wise use of IT. It is interesting to compare use of FLOSS and GNU/Linux (according to Net Applications) of some of the major trading nations: Country GNU/Linux (%) California 9.35 Bretagne, … Continue reading

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