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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Tag Archives: software-patents
The nonsensical software-patent that USA has tried to foist on the world, destroying motivation to innovate and taxing true innovation,“back in January, art units at the USPTO rejected applications based on Section 101 of US Patent law only about 24% … Continue reading
This is a biggy, right up there with software-patents, “Google told the justices in a petition this week that assigning copyright to the code—the Application Programming Interfaces that enable programs to talk to one another—sets a dangerous precedent.The appellate court’s … Continue reading
I don’t like Apple for a number of reasons:“Keep a tally of how many reviews you read today mention that Apple threatens anyone who dares attempt installing another operating system like Android on their Apple phone or watch with criminal … Continue reading
SCOTUS again reminds anyone who will listen, that merely doing something via computer is not a patentable invention.“The method claims, which merely require generic computer implementation, fail to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention.” Since few if any … Continue reading
M$ has been taxing Android/Linux distributors by threatening legal suits over software patents. “A list of hundreds of patents that Microsoft believes entitle it to royalties over Android phones, and perhaps smartphones in general, has been published on a Chinese … Continue reading
There’s another take on an interview with Linus Torvalds focusing on programming computers.“I actually don’t believe that everybody should necessarily try to learn to code. I think it’s reasonably specialized, and nobody really expects most people to have to do … Continue reading
I am not a voter in USA. It’s just that my server is there… Still, it’s hard to avoid the destruction wrought by Hurricane Obama:“the true patent approval rates have continued to go up. Basically, in 2013, the true allowance … Continue reading
When the Supremes beat the patent-troll over the head with obviousness and lack of novelty, we can expect that they will shoot him down. “JUSTICE KENNEDY: Well, let me put it this way. If you describe that to a second … Continue reading
I’ve been waiting years for US Supreme Court to do its job and kick out software patents. It’s about to happen. “The flood of software patenting that began in the 1990s has included many thousands of patents with vague and … Continue reading
I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Nokia is producing some Android/Linux smartphones “Within Microsoft what I see happening is that the company will start backing off Windows Phone. Kendrick’s right, you see. It is too much to … Continue reading
Here we go again. The soon-to-expire-of-old-age software patent on long filenames is bouncing around German courts and was ruled invalid… “Microsoft’s FAT (File Allocation Table) patent, which concerns a "common name space for long and short filenames" was invalidated on … Continue reading
Finally, the uproar about software-patents has penetrated to the inner sanctum of the US Supreme Court. They can no longer fiddle while Rome burns. Being able to repatent the entirety of human history by putting some idea into software will … Continue reading