Free Software Business¶
A short recap from Nokia's e-mail answer to what the future holds for Symbian and Qt.
Again we come to a week full of mobile phone related patent wars. Pretty much everyone is suing everyone and getting sued at the same time. The word on the street also is that the recent Nokia-Microsoft bond is there mainly for both to be more powerful with their joint patent portfolio and thus get to them more favorable settlements easier.
After last week's questions whether Google violated the GPL by copying header files from the Linux kernel to its Android, this week we see patent infringement claims from Microsoft against some companies making Android devices.
- TechCrunch: Drunk On Licensing Fees And Patents, Microsoft Has Become A Joke
- IT World: Android: Sued by Microsoft, not by Linux
- Ars Technica: Long battle likely in Microsoft's newest patent infringement suit
- the Inquirer: Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec over Android
Copyright and Other Legal Act Reforms¶
Government and Free Software Policies¶
Other interesting links¶
EU commissioner has started to work on a European Cloud Computing Strategy.
hook out → hooo, busy week; sorry for being late…