How did we miss this on Forbes.com a month or so back and the thousands of follow-ups?
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… is analysed here; it is markedly more up-beat than our previous post on this topic and ends by quoting a definitely tounge-in-cheek suggestion that
If somebody sues you [for patent infringement], you change the algorithm or you just hire a hit-man to whack the stupid git.
Now that “SCO is toast”, you may need another reason to read the amazing Groklaw. Well this may be it, with thanks to FFII for highlighting the case for European readers.
We have nothing to add to this post from the amazing Groklaw.
It’s SCO v IBM again! Lightening the heavy and serious stuff from Groklaw is some gossip from Daniel Lyons, a Forbes staffer who writes regularly, and usually positively, about Linux and open source.
SCO’s infamous attempt to get huge sums of money by suing IBM over alleged theft of their code in the Linux kernel took a turn for the worst on Friday. The judge in the case, which is widely seen one front in the FUD campaign by proprietary software companies directed against Linux and open source […]
One of the writers for Australia’s Sys Con took umbrage at our very own Economist Magazine for this article on open source software, describing it as “FUD-ridden” and “uninformed”.
The magazine article questioned open source’s potential for innovation, as well as relating out-of-date intelligence on the SCO saga; priceless quotes include “Linux is good at doing […]
The ever delightful Forbes Magazine has a trio of articles about those damnable anarchists who make up the blogosphere, particularly that nasty Pamela Jones. The writer paints in rather broad colours - the entire blogosphere is out to besmirch somebody-or-other’s good name or trademark - and includes some handy advice for deployment in the event […]
You’ve probably heard about MySQL’s love-in with those nice people from SCO, the reaction to which has been, to say the least, interested.
Now a few outlets have been picking up on the reaction, including Forbes Magazine, never one to miss a chance to beat up on the open source community with fanaticism bordering on that […]
Insurance company Lloyd’s is “close” to offering insurance protection from litigation concerning intellectual property and open source, according to The Register.
IBM has contributed some of their IP in order to help the development of open standards in the retail industry.
The OSDL, as you’ve probably heard, has announced the creation of a repository of open source […]
Several news sites have recently carried worrying articles about a new law proposed by the European Commission (EC) which will criminalise intellectual property (IP) infringement. Such a measure, if adopted, could lead to injured parties seeking the incarceration of company directors rather than simply going after large cash settlements or damage awards.
As SCO’s antics involving […]
“There’s no business like SCO business” (boom boom) - IT Analysis
Why are intellectual property lawyers (and lawsuits) so wrong so often about open source software? Lawyer Heather Meeker thinks she knows.
In other legal news:
SCO suffer from a kiss and tell
ZDNet thinks the Federation Against Software Theft have got their heads screwed on backwards
UKIP opens a new front in the election campaign and goes […]
Three media companies have approached the judge in the SCO vs IBM trial to ask for access to documents that have been submitted to the court. The companies’ attorney, Andrew Stone, says that the documents were filed in secret, but that the court never ruled on whether they should be kept secret. The court, it […]