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Open Source Stacks: Jumping the Shark or Poised for Dominance?

Fri, 2017-06-16 18:34

Courtesy NewOrca/Wikimedia Commons - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.By any measure, the rise of open source software as an alternative to the old proprietary ways has been remarkable. Today, there are tens of millions of libraries hosted at GitHub alone, and the number of major projects is growing rapidly. As of this writing the Apache Software Foundation hosts over 300 projects

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Supreme Court Curtails Patent Case "Forum Shopping"

Mon, 2017-05-22 18:17

Courtesy Library of CongressThe Supreme Court issued an opinion today that restricts the ability of patent owners to choose the court in which they bring an infringement suit. The case is called TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Banks LLC, and the justices unanimously ruled in favor of the new restrictions.

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Guest Post: This is France's Moment (Nora Updegrove)

Thu, 2017-05-04 17:51

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/TM - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Several months ago, I called on France to learn from America’s mistakes. I told the French that it wasn’t too late to save themselves. They still had a chance to do what we could not – to vote a xenophobic, nationalist candidate out of the race and away from the presidency (though, in their case, Donald Trump is replaced by Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right party, le Front national). I warned them of the complacency felt by so many Amer...

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Google Announces Android “PAX” Cross-License Program – But to What Purpose?

Wed, 2017-04-05 19:33

PaxTux, courtesy of ne~commonswiki /Wikimedia Commons - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any laterOn Monday, Google announced a new program intended to create an expanding umbrella of protection over its Android operating system and

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Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected

Mon, 2017-03-27 20:49

Courtesy of PFNicholls/Wikimedia Commons -  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The second is that those devices will have wholly inadequate security, if they have any security at all. Even with strong defenses, there is the likelihood that governmental agencies will gain covert access to IoT devices anyway.

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