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The Patent Battles in Europe Are Connected to the War on GNU/Linux (as a Community-Led Effort)

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Summary: Monoplisers of GNU and Linux want us to think that OIN is the solution while they actively lobby for software patents in Europe and the people in charge of Europe's second-largest institution and Europe's largest patent office help them; this long video contains thoughts about news from the past couple of days

This video is the first one since Tuesday. Even though we've been under DDOS attacks since the start of February these attacks greatly intensified in recent weeks and yesterday it was the worst since it all began. DDOS attacks are possible to mitigate and prevent to a certain degree, but it is time-consuming. The good news is, no damage to data was done and we carry on as usual, unabated and undeterred. If anything, attacks serve to embolden us and indicate we're "on the scent..." (touching what is true and may anger people with power and connections)



"DDOS attacks are possible to mitigate and prevent to a certain degree, but it is time-consuming."Moving on, the video speaks of the lies told to JURI by EPO President António Campinos, especially his mumbling about VoIP 'innovation' and the UPC. All that 'high tech' stuff could be done several decades ago, as we noted here before. But Campinos is terrible when it comes to science and technology; he would not know that...

We then discuss this document from part 17 (published yesterday) in light of the fact that the EPO now writes statements 'on behalf' of the German government (who's in charge of who?) and writes lots of lies in its 'news' section (here's the latest lie about JURI and a puff piece about "art" (warning: epo.org link)), including some truly offensive lies about the EQE (IP Kat reveals there's no imminent plan to correct that).

Finally, dealing with Free software and GNU/Linux, I discuss what large corporations like IBM (or Red Hat) plan to do for monopoly over the most widely used operating systems, aided by their sponsored lies (defamation) from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (SJVN), increasingly a corporate parrot/stooge/poodle rather than a journalist. He wasn't always like that! We've recently explained why people should boycott ZDNet; it's run by a marketing company, it's not a news site! It still monetises the illusion (false perception) that it is a source of news...

"Finally, dealing with Free software and GNU/Linux, I discuss what large corporations like IBM (or Red Hat) plan to do for monopoly over the most widely used operating systems, aided by their sponsored lies (defamation) from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (SJVN), increasingly a corporate parrot/stooge/poodle rather than a journalist."At the moment, or earlier this week, ZDNet's SJVN was promoting IBM's monopoly agenda. It's propped up by fake solutions like OIN, which basically reinforce software patents, even after 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101 (Alice, SCOTUS).

Here's the latest paid-for press release [1, 2] and immediate (hours later) stenography from the corporate poodle (ads disguised as 'journalism'). As we pointed out in Daily Links yesterday, "Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols no longer works for GNU/Linux but for monopolies trying hard to undermine it and then hijack the whole thing. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols should be treated accordingly."

This pretty much sums up what's covered in the above video.

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