FOSS Week in Review
Canadians spy at airports
The more we see of the Snowden revelations the more we wonder, when did the English speaking world become a police state?
The latest news was reported January 30th by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), from which we learned that all the electronics eavesdropping hasn’t been being […]
Continue reading Torvald’s Thumbs Up, Gates’ Computer Skills & More…
Now that the celebrating is out of the way, I thought it might be time to take a look at some of the stories we covered on FOSS Force this year.
1. The NSA. The biggest story to come down the wire this year undoubtedly had to do with Edward Snowden’s revelations about the […]
Continue reading 2013 — That Was the Year That Was
Am I the only one who’s been having a bit of SCO déjà vu when it comes to Rockstar’s suit against Google and a bevy of Android handset makers?
You remember SCO, don’t you? They’re the company, once a major Linux player with the Caldera distro, that bought the rights to Unix then turned around […]
Continue reading Is Rockstar Android’s SCO?
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 […]
Continue reading The Rockstar Consortium Players
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 […]
Continue reading Microsoft & Friends Define ‘Commitment to Openness’
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 […]
Continue reading Telcos Court Ubuntu, Windows Phone Takes Off & More…