Free Software Business¶
Ubuntu CTO, Matt Zimmerman is leaving Canonical.
Red Hat launches a new PaaS called OpenShift.
- the Inquirer: Red Hat launches Openshift 'platform as a service'
- RedMonk: Deconstructing Red Hat’s OpenShift: The Q&A;
Oracle has subpoenaed the Apache Software Foundation to produce documents relating to Apache Harmony in Google's Android operating system.
- Apache Software Foundation Blog: The Apache Software Foundation Subpoenaed to Produce Documents in Oracle America vs. Google
- the Inquirer: Oracle subpoenaes Apache dealings with Google
After Attachmate's acquisition of Novell, the questions arise what will happen to Mono and more importantly what will happen to SUSE?
Copyright and Other Legal Act Reforms¶
Peru's congress declares access to internet as a funamental right.
FFII criticises EU Comission's reply to the Opinion of European Academics on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement [ACTA] and is not happy at all with it.
Government and Free Software Policies¶
More on the WebM Community Cross Licence.
Other interesting links¶
Righthaven – yet another highly controversial copyright-enforcement company with a dubious business model – is being sued.
CNET accused of copyright infringement because of distributing LimeWire – a P2P tool.
- ZDnet: CNET, CBS hit with piracy lawsuit: Who is to blame for piracy?:
- Wired: CNET Accused of Copyright Infringement for Distributing LimeWire
- Ars Technica: CNET sued over LimeWire, blamed for "Internet Piracy Phenomenon"
This week in EDRi-gram about EU Comission and ACTA, "Virtual Schengen Border" or "Great Firewall of Europe", etc. etc.
hook out → study time :P