Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Daily Archives / Friday, November 2, 2012

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Humble Apple Pie

“Apple has posted its Samsung Galaxy Tab design acknowledgement in several UK newspapers today following the scolding that it received from the courts over the "incorrect" online statement. Unlike the declaration first served up on Apple’s website, the new notice takes a very dry approach to explaining how Samsung’s tablets didn’t infringe the design of the iPad while also pointing readers to copies of the courts’ judgments.”

see Apple's revised Samsung design statement printed in UK newspapers | The Verge.

Finally, Apple took the court’s instructions to heart and posted more or less without spin in the media. Samsung didn’t copy Apple’s design despite Apple having told the world that was the case. It’s only right that they publish a retraction. Pity it’s not balanced in the time they have to display the announcement. I imagine more consumers would notice it the longer it was in place.

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UK open standards policy

“In his foreword to the document, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, writes that the publication is "a fundamental step towards achieving a level playing field for open source and proprietary software and breaking our IT into smaller, more manageable components."”

see United Kingdom open standards policy a boost for open source | Joinup.

Canada, are you listening? The government of Canada knows what FLOSS is after requesting comments but still has no policy governing its use.