The lawsuit filed by patent troll Rockstar Consortium Inc. on Halloween against Google and at least five makers of Android handsets is about much more than merely the tons of money that would be reaped if the Rockstar cartel prevails. Mainly, it’s about gaining a competitive edge that could result in increased market share down the road.
It might be a good idea to take a look at the five companies that make up the Rockstar consortium to see what [...]
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On Halloween, the day after we posted an article on Ross Gardler’s presentation on Microsoft’s behalf before an open source audience in North Carolina, a FOSS Force reader posted a comment:
“Microsoft has made a lot of upstream contributions in the last two years, a lot more than our friends at Canonical have.
“I’d say that Microsoft is very difficult to trust, but they are probably more committed to FOSS than Canonical.
“‘We will know that day has arrived when [...]
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FOSS Week in Review
Obama disarms Samsung
An already unlevel playing field just became more tilted as far as patents are concerned. We are shaking our head sadly, remembering we once had high hopes for Obama.
It seems like forever now that Samsung and Apple have been trying their best to sue each other out of existence. Well, Apple’s probably been trying to sue Samsung out of business. Samsung would probably like for Apple to stick around, since in addition [...]
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It will probably come as no surprise to anyone that Microsoft topped the list in our “Who Don’t You Trust” poll. That’s the poll, launched on May 27th and closed on June 20th, in which we asked the question, “What tech company would you least trust to manage a FOSS project?” 411 people took the poll, which might be characterized by it’s lack of surprising results. In fact, we have to go to nearly the bottom of the list to [...]
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