10.02.18

Links 2/10/2018: Stratis 1.0 and Milestone for Alliance of Open Media

Posted in News Roundup at 3:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… of between $8 billion and $20 billion from Goldman Sachs and S&P. And nearly ten times CoreLogic’s initial estimate of between $3 billion and $5 billion.

Storms in America and the Pacific are evidence of climate change

The link with climate change comes from the accumulation in the atmosphere of greenhouse gases produced by the industrial burning of fossil fuels and by deforestation. They create an imbalance in the energy flowing in and out of the planet, driving …

09.13.18

Links 13/9/2018: Parrot 4.2.2, Sailfish OS Nurmonjoki, Eelo Beta

Posted in News Roundup at 1:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… popular, he said with a chuckle. He started running Linux on the desktop in 1998 (perhaps on Corel Linux, which he does not think particularly highly of) and has been a member of the LF staff since 2011. He has been running Qubes OS on his main workstation since August 2016 and CopperheadOS since September 2017. He stopped running CopperheadOS in June 2018 due to the upheaval at the company, but he hopes to go back to it at some point—”maybe”.

Security updates for …

07.24.18

Links 24/7/2018: Slax 9.5, ReactOS 0.4.9, and ‘Fake’ LibreOffice

Posted in News Roundup at 2:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… but I remember that I was frustrated about all the other tools I tried by then, PaintShop, Corel, Photoshop, SAI, you name it. I already was almost completely transitioned to Linux, except for the painting part and then I remembered that my computer science teacher once mentioned a tool for Linux that was not gimp. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember the name so I typed “good painting tool for Linux -gimp” into a search engine and BAM! Krita.

GNOME Desktop/GTK

A …

05.20.18

In Apple v Samsung Patents That Should Never Have Been Granted May Result in a Billion Dollars in ‘Damages’

Posted in Apple, Courtroom, Patents, Samsung at 8:05 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… “Smartphones, Diapers, and Design Patents” — a post in which he mentioned Microsoft v Corel analysis by Sarah Burstein. She is a proponent of such patents. She wrote about it years ago.

Landau alludes to diapers and says:

Apple v. Samsung is obviously about high tech smartphones. Other recent design patent cases have focused on high tech products as well—both the Nikola v. Tesla case Patent Progress covered recently and the Microsoft v. Corel case that Prof. Sarah …

05.19.18

Microsoft Attacks the Vulnerable Using Software Patents in Order to Maintain Fear and Give the Perception of Microsoft ‘Safety’

Posted in Corel, Microsoft, Patents at 5:36 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Law, was published some days ago to remark about the underlying patents:

Microsoft accused Corel of infringing five utility patents and four design patents. The four design patents all claimed designs for particular elements of the Microsoft Office graphical user interface (GUI).

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Corel initially denied infringing these design patents but, early last year, it amended its answer to admit infringement and dismiss most of its defenses, stating that, “to properly develop and …

05.15.18

Apple and Microsoft Are Still Suing Companies — Using Patents of Course — Which ‘Dare’ Compete (by Leveraging GNU/Linux)

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Patents at 6:45 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… such things isn’t just laughable but outright insane.

Similarly, in Microsoft Corporation v Corel Corporation, the dispute was about some stupid designs and lawyers got paid possibly millions of dollars arguing over it. Microsoft just uses patents, exploiting deep pockets to sue its much poorer rivals, trying to bankrupt them still (so much for ‘new’ Microsoft). Here’s the latest on that, as covered some hours ago:

Following a jury trial, the court denied defendant’s …

05.14.18

It Doesn’t Take a Genius to See That Microsoft Still Attacks GNU/Linux With Patents to Make Billions of Dollars in ‘Protection’ Money

Posted in Microsoft, OIN, Patents, Red Hat at 1:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Microsoft used software patents to sue a rival it had committed antitrust violations against (Corel). It nowadays tries to crush it completely using patent litigation. A few days ago Law 360 wrote about it :

Microsoft’s Win Reduced, Atty Fees Denied In Corel IP Spat

A California federal judge has reduced an award for Microsoft from a jury that found Corel willfully infringed its Office software patents, dropping the payout from $287,000 to $124,000, and declined to make Corel

05.05.18

Microsoft/Intellectual Ventures: Still Pairing to Tax the Entire World With Patent Lawsuits and Extortion

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Patents at 4:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… inside legal sites is this update (behind paywall) about Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against Corel, which once upon a time developed GNU/Linux, Wine, and competition to Microsoft Office.

Bonnie Eslinger makes it sound as though Microsoft now it wants Corel (a former betrayed ‘partner’) completely dead:

Microsoft told a California federal judge Thursday that because a jury found Corel willfully infringed its Office software patents, the rival should pay attorneys fees for …

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