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FOSSpatents_tw127782922

Member since: April 2011

Bio: Florian Mueller, the author of the FOSS Patents blog, is an award-winning intellectual property activist with 25 years of software industry expertise spanning across different market segments (games, education, productivity and infrastructure software), diverse business models (proprietary software, free and open source software, advertising- and subscription-based online services) and a variety of technical and commercial areas of responsibility.

Areas of Interest: Mobile & Wireless, Software, smartphones, patents, copyright, intellectual property, litigation

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  • Linux as a one-size-fits-all operating system may be fading into the background as new specialized distros assert themselves in consumer space.

    2 years 5 weeks ago

  • When Nokia announced it would be selling its Qt assets to Digia, a lot of people were concerned that Digia's ties to Microsoft would put the popular free software tools in danger.

    2 years 5 weeks ago

  • The GNOME Project is coming away from its annual GUADEC conference with a new goal for itself: creating a new operating system on which to develop apps. But is GNOME OS an indictment against current Linux application development practices?

    2 years 5 weeks ago

  • The news that the SCO Group has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy strikes a sweet note in the history of the Linux operating system, but reminds us of the unfortunate precedent they set for Linux.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • After a couple of months working on their approach to the UEFI Secure Boot issue, SUSE has finally opened up a bit on how they will address getting SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) to boot on machines with UEFI Secure Boot in place. For now, it seems, SLES will implement an approach similar to that used by Fedora.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • Criminals take note: Police are getting better at using social media to find you.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • Evidence supports the notion that IT administrators will not be looking to upgrade to Windows 8 any time soon--a situation that could create future security risks from aging Windows machines.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • bproffitt

    Yes. I have, like many, theories on who might be on the lists, but no real idea. Whoever is listed, if anyone, it will not be pleasant to watch the implosion of any colleague's reputation.

    In a surprise move at the end of a trial full of surprises, Judge William Alsup issued a new order demanding both parties in the Oracle vs.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • In a surprise move at the end of a trial full of surprises, Judge William Alsup issued a new order demanding both parties in the Oracle vs.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • Firefox, depending on which stats you believe, seems to be struggling in marketshare. Is Mozilla missing a key weapon in the battle for browser share?

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • The travails of former Gizmodo writer Mat Honan serve as a reminder that when it comes to security, the human factor may still be the weakest link.

    2 years 6 weeks ago

  • Even as the prospect of a another new Windows blunder and some new OEM deals have some wondering if this might be the time people start paying attention to the Linux desktop, disruptions within Linux desktop development communities may be thre

    2 years 7 weeks ago

  • Some Linux sever administrators found out that time was not on their side yesterday, when an errant signal from some Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers broadcast a new leap second that adversely affected many servers unprepared for the change.

    2 years 7 weeks ago

  • [chunklet] flickr/Abode of Chaos

    2 years 7 weeks ago

  • 2 years 7 weeks ago

  • The OpenStack Foundation is investigating allegations that an executive within one of the Foundation's corporate member companies may have pressured an Individual Member candidate to withdraw her nomination for a board position.

    2 years 7 weeks ago

  • bproffitt

    You are correct, I was off in presuming app encryption was completely original to Jelly Bean. However, based on my understanding, device-specific encryption appears to be new. Thanks for the corrections!

    Android is facing renewed criticism for its app distribution policies, which developers are calling "designed for piracy." Is this something that Google could have avoided a long time ago?

    2 years 7 weeks ago

  • Android is facing renewed criticism for its app distribution policies, which developers are calling "designed for piracy." Is this something that Google could have avoided a long time ago?

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • You may have pondered the notion of dropping your cable TV service in favor of obtaining all of your TV through Internet-based services.

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee has voted 7-0 to move forward with the Fedora Project's UEFI Secure Boot plan, thus formally activating the plan for the upcoming release of Fedora 18.

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • As news is revealed that Dell is releasing not one but three new laptop models preloaded with Linux, the conventional wisdom that the Linux desktop and the desktop in general may be in decline is getting turned on its ear.

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • News over the weekend that the HTML5 standard would be forked into two separate tracks may have been slightly overstated: the fork has actually been a long time coming.

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • One of the lessons that seemed to come out of the spectacular failure of HP' webOS-based TouchPad last year was the adage that in the tablet space, you have to either go big or go home. If that adage holds any water, then there may be a tablet on the market that can stand up to the iPad market behemoth: the Nexus 7.

    2 years 8 weeks ago

  • In an absolutely sideways marketing ploy, Oracle has set its target on the CentOS distribution of Linux in the hopes of capturing more attention and revenue.

    2 years 9 weeks ago

  • There's less Viagra spam in your inbox this morning, thanks to the efforts of security experts who took down the world's third-largest botnet in an international coordinated effort this week.

    2 years 9 weeks ago

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