Steve Jobs' recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this guest editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden.Read more »
A look at one of the software patent culprits, who advances personal agenda at the expense of Europe'sRead more »
Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rulesRead more »
A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goalsRead more »
An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated furtherRead more »
FUD tactics or cheap shots against Free(dom) software no longer jives well with Jive SoftwareRead more »
Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expensesRead more »
"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.
How Hewlett-Packard, which is currently under investigation for corruption, charges a premium on GNU/Linux after acquiring NeowareRead more »
A bizarre decision is made just weeks before the final release of Ubuntu 10.04 because an F-Spot (Mono) competitor is removed and Banshee (Mono) gains integration with Ubuntu One
Steven Rosenberg has just published a rave (finally!) about Ubuntu 10.04. He particularly likes gThumb, which can help remove Mono from Ubuntu.
Why programming with Mono (or with MonoTouch) is a risky thing to do, especially now that Novell is up for sale and Apple blocks .NET/MonoRead more »
News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.Read more »
A look at Microsoft's fascinating strategy of embracing competition through deceptive maneuvers and playful use of wordsRead more »
An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactlessRead more »