intellectual property

patent reform
In the latest evidence of the growing recognition that our patent system needs reform, last week the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held an informative and well-attended hearing on "Abusive Patent Litigation". House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte... Read more
3 comments Posted 20 Mar 2013 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
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I recently blogged about making open source software, and the high level steps for how to think about the process. We started with the need for software to seed the discussion, the need for clear motivation as to why to publish as open source software, and then the structural requirements to build... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Jan 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
desire path
I had the privilege of working with David Tilbrook almost 25 years ago. He was the first person with whom I ever worked that clearly articulated proper software construction discipline for collaborative endeavours and captured a summary of it under the title, Washing Behind Your Ears: Principles of... Read more
4 comments Posted 27 Sep 2012 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
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Open Source for America launched a petition Thursday to "Free the Code," an effort to encourage the U.S. federal government to release custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software as open source by default. "Free the Code is an initiative to start a national conversation on taxpayer investments in... Read more
3 comments Posted 23 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
5 Questions
Meet David A. Wheeler. He's a Research Staff Member for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and a well-known speaker, author, and expert on open source software and security. He helped develop the Department of Defense's open source software policy and FAQ and has written other guidance... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
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Pinterest is a social site for image sharing around themes that launched in closed beta in March 2010. As the site proceeded through an invite system and finally registration requests, it gained a considerable following and was one of Time's "50 Best Websites of 2011." In January 2012, it drove... Read more
6 comments Posted 7 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
ACTA's back
Technology issues are now a matter for citizens of the internet and not just big corporations. Now that the US bills SOPA and PIPA have been put on ice, attention has returned to their parent, an international treaty called ACTA. I've written extensively about ACTA before, but in summary it is an... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
What's not wrong with PIPA and SOPA
Here's one list purporting to be the "10 Major Companies Which Are Supporting SOPA/PIPA" – Philip Morris, Rolex, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ford Motor Company, Sony, Wal-Mart, World Wrestling Entertainment, Electronic Art – Notice something about them?
21 comments Posted 30 Jan 2012 by Pam Chestek Feed
The well-field system: Open source 30 centuries ago
Where does open source come from?
2 comments Posted 7 Dec 2011 by Nicolas Pujol Feed
What's on the blacklist? Three sites that SOPA could put at risk
Proponents of the latest disastrous IP bill, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) insist it only targets the "worst of the worst:" so-called "rogue" foreign websites that profit from pirating U.S. intellectual property. But the broad definitions and vague language in the bill could place dangerous... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Nov 2011 by Electronic Frontier Foundation (Red Hat) Feed

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