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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF). In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported by such popular open-source office suites as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, became something of an after-thought. Until, […]

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Tags: Applications · Business · Legal · Microsoft · Office Software

Apple and Samsung find themselves on the same side in patent fight

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Apple and Samsung fighting the same foe? What’s next? New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans singing “Kumbaya” together? Manchester United and Liverpool FC supporters taking up joint knitting lessons? It’s actually just another case of businesses being attacked by the same patent troll. In this case, Luxembourg-based Enterprise Systems Technologies (EST) SARL. This […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Infrastructure · Legal · Samsung · SmartPhone

US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned

October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

he Apple/Samsung patent war keeps grinding on. In the latest battle, Samsung’s request that it be allowed to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration. US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned. More >

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Tags: Apple · Business · Google · Infrastructure · Legal · Linux · Operating System · Samsung · SmartPhone

US court rules masking IP address to access blocked Website violates law

August 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in Northern District of California has ruled that avoiding an IP address block to connect to a Website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Some have taken this decision to mean that the court’s broad interpretation of the law may mean accessing Websites that are […]

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Tags: Business · Internet · Legal · Network · Privacy · Security · Web Services

Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw

August 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Groklaw, one of the most influential intellectual property law news and analysis sites, has closed its doors. Its creator, chief writer and editor Pamela “PJ” Jones, decided to shut down Groklaw because of the threat of email surveillance. Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw. More >

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Tags: Business · Journalism · Legal · Linux · Operating System · Privacy · Security