[News] RAND-Like Scams Disliked by EU, Sun's Commitment to Open Source Noted - Linux

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  1. [News] RAND-Like Scams Disliked by EU, Sun's Commitment to Open Source Noted

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    Software houses must declare patents in standard-setting process: Commission

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    | Software companies involved in setting technical standards should be forced
    | to declare their intellectual property in the area and fix maximum fees for
    | the standard's use of it before the standard is set, according to the
    | European Commission.
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    | Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes told a Brussels forum that companies
    | involved in negotiations to set standards should declare their interests and
    | set maximum royalty rates so that others involved in the process can make
    | informed decisions about which technologies to use.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...are_standards/

    Jonathan is holding his chopsticks pretty well

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    | In the open source world, many grandiloquent declarations of free and open
    | source commitment have been legitimately questioned by apparently minor
    | details: Microsoft refusing the GNU GPLv3 on their open source repository
    | CodePlex or Google refusing the GNU AGPLv3 (Affero) on open source repository
    | Google Code are good examples of such troubling discrepancies.
    |
    | Short of a slow start and a few hiccups, SUN has done pretty well so far. The
    | company seems genuinely committed to open source and free software. Here is a
    | story that shows that SUN commitment runs even deeper.
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    http://blog.milkingthegnu.org/2008/0...etty-well.html

    There's also this new SSD technology from Sun now. ZFS+open source on top.


    Recent:

    The ODF Alliance Backs the EU's Call for Open Source

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    | "The end is near for the era of public information being locked-in a closed
    | format," said Marino Marcich, Managing Director of the ODF Alliance, in
    | response to Kroes' comments made June 10th in a speech before OpenForum
    | Europe. "The OpenDocument Format, with its status as the only internationally
    | recognized open standard document format with a wide range of supporting
    | applications, is a critical tool for governments to help end the era of
    | lock-in."
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    http://ostatic.com/164900-blog/the-o...pen-source#rss
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  2. Re: [News] RAND-Like Scams Disliked by EU, Sun's Commitment to Open Source Noted


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
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    > Software houses must declare patents in standard-setting process:
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    > | Software companies involved in setting technical standards should be
    > forced
    > | to declare their intellectual property in the area .....



    But according to the lintards... "There's no such thing as intellectual
    property."

    (ha, ha, ha, ha.) What sort of idiot would say something like "There's no
    such thing as intellectual property"!!!!




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