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No Wonder Oracle Lost v Google. Oracle’s Lawyers Don’t Get FLOSS

“Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a … Continue reading

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Amen! Sweden Will Prefer FLOSS

“Public administrations must also be required to consider switching to free and open source alternatives, when procuring ICT solutions, and justify why they continue to use proprietary software.” See Study: Sweden should boost open source competenceI recommended Canada do that ages … Continue reading

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The State Of Play Of Moore’s Law In China

“TSMC will be the industry’s first chipmaker to have its 7nm process technology certified, said Liu, adding that TSMC’s 7nm currently has 30-40% yield for 128MB SRAM. As for 10nm, TSMC is scheduled to move the node technology to volume production … Continue reading

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Open Source Everything Engineering

“If governments and other organizations do not do evidence-based decision-making rooted in holistic analytics of true cost economics with the objective of creating affordable, interoperable, scalable engineering solutions – which is to say, open source solutions now known to cost … Continue reading

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OMG! Mark Shuttleworth Mentions GNU and Linux and Ubuntu In A Single Sentence!

“I think without Ubuntu, it would be very difficult to use traditional Linux every day—not just Ubuntu as I enjoy it, but it’s full family of derivatives and the impact it has every day on Debian and competing distributions, essentially … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Gaining Share

“Global shipments of Chromebooks are expected to reach over two million units in the second quarter of 2016 and further expand to three million units a quarter in the second half of the year” See Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google … Continue reading

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Oh-Oh. There Goes The NDA…

“Government spending through private companies to deliver works, goods and services to citizens is the single biggest item of spending by government, amounting world-wide to a staggering USD 9.5 trillion each year, or 15 percent of global GDP. This concentration … Continue reading

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Slaves, Rejoice! You’re Going To Have To Do Twice The Work And Still Pay M$ For Your Servitude

“The Start menu ads, or as Microsoft calls them Promoted Apps, haven’t pleased everyone. It’s the space on Start menu tiles that Microsoft allocates to suggested apps. But instead of the current five suggestions Microsoft is planning to increase that … Continue reading

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Skirting The Hole In The Ice Of ZFS

“Debian’s decision to place source-only ZFS in a relegated area of their archive called contrib, is an innovative solution. Debian fortunately had a long-standing policy that contrib was specifically designed for source code that, while licensed under an acceptable license … Continue reading

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I Hear You, Greg

“Your machine is insecure unless you’re running my kernel,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman. See Linux can’t keep you safe if you don’t update itI hear you, Greg. I’m running Linux-4.4.10, you know, the one you released last Wednesday. I downloaded the patches … Continue reading

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MediaTek Evolves

“NavInfo plans to wholly acquire AutoChips, Inc. (hereinafter “AutoChips”), a Chinese subsidiary of MediaTek, for a purchase price of US$600 million. Completion of the above is scheduled for 4Q16, subject to various relevant regulatory approvals. Concurrently, MediaTek plans to invest … Continue reading

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Indian Courts Go For GNU/Linux

From time to time we read that governments don’t whole-heartedly move to GNU/Linux. India is different. Even their courts, full of serious conservative people are sending everyone to school for a day or two with their laptops to practise using … Continue reading

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