Tag: open source
Note: Skimmers should definitely skip my overtures and get straight to my recommendations at the bottom of this post. A lot of concern has cropped up regarding “bloatware” in the most recent batch of smartphones running Android. There are really two sources of complaints in this area: Custom User Interface skins put on top of […]
The Guardian reports that International Intellectual Property Alliance requested that the U.S. Trade Representative to put countries using open source in government on a “Special 301 watchlist” – a list of intellectual property-violating nations, or “state sponsors of piracy.” The recommendation states: The Indonesian government’s policy… simply weakens the software industry and undermines its long-term […]
Google’s SVP of Product Management Jonathan Rosenberg has a very, very good piece on open technologies and how they make serious business sense, contrary to the popular idea that products must be proprietary in order to be profitable.