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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: December 22nd, 2008

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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schestowitz Novell incompetence (new): http://uk.youtube.com/wa… Dec 22 00:22
neighborlee schestowitz, the sun and # of patents thing really hit a nerve :) Dec 22 00:27
schestowitz “Roy, people said the same thing about IBM a couple decades ago. It’s important for us as a community to give the black sheep of the family a chance to reform. If they fail to change, no harm done, things just continue as they have. If they succeed in changing, they could do a world of good.” < http://ostatic.com/blog/will-open… > Dec 22 00:27
schestowitz neighborlee: /whose/ nerve? Dec 22 00:27
neighborlee Roy: irrelevant. Stop trying to change the subject. Dec 22 00:27
neighborlee http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/20… <here Dec 22 00:28
neighborlee when will these guys get it..it doesn’t matter if any attacks have been staged, it violates the gpl obviously but of course if they focus on that they immedately lose the debate..we would be in error to let them change that topic, speaking of changing things :) Dec 22 00:30
schestowitz Who is “MonkeeSage”? Is it a Mono persona? Dec 22 00:30
neighborlee I was kinda wondering myself Dec 22 00:30
schestowitz xxx.satx.res.rr.com Dec 22 00:31
schestowitz Never seen that one before. Dec 22 00:31
schestowitz Reminds of those monkey’s in Jo’s Web site. Dec 22 00:32
schestowitz *oops. Monkeys Dec 22 00:32
neighborlee yup there is that Dec 22 00:32
schestowitz I noticed your comment in Alan’s blog earlier (I’m subscribed to that). Anyone who opposes Microsoft’s .NET (oops… Mono) is not a rabid zealot and should be gaged. Dec 22 00:37
schestowitz *gagged Dec 22 00:37
neighborlee heh Dec 22 00:41
schestowitz The Mono ilk is flooding the site today. I spent too much time with like 200 comments. Dec 22 00:41
schestowitz It’s like they sit there all evening, hitting F5 and waiting for the next chance to call me “an idiot” or something. Dec 22 00:42
neighborlee wow Dec 22 00:45
neighborlee thats alot of typing ;) Dec 22 00:45
neighborlee but hey, the war rages on :) Dec 22 00:45
neighborlee I wish konversation worked in windows..its much better I think than xchat,, Dec 22 00:50
schestowitz I’ve only ever used mirc (when I was 14) and Xchat (that would be more recently). Dec 22 00:53
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mib_3wwnu3 hola Dec 22 00:54
neighborlee hi there Dec 22 00:58
schestowitz http://blog.flameeyes.eu/2008/12/20/w… “Patrick’s method is not going to hit problems like dev-scheme/chicken breaking most of the Mono packages (that would pick up /usr/bin/csc as the C# compiler rather than mcsc), or collisions between unrelated packages.” Dec 22 00:58
schestowitz Hey, mix* Dec 22 00:58
mib_3wwnu3 on the comments how to I “quote” someone? what are the tags? Dec 22 00:59
mib_3wwnu3 comments on the main boycott novell site Dec 22 00:59
schestowitz <blockquote> Dec 22 01:03
schestowitz <blockquote>test</blockquote> Dec 22 01:03
mib_3wwnu3 ha thanks much Dec 22 01:03
mib_3wwnu3 back in to the fray then :) Dec 22 01:03
schestowitz If you botch it, tell me and I’ll edit Dec 22 01:03
schestowitz Thanks. Dec 22 01:03
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schestowitz Heh. http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com/2008/1… Dec 22 01:08
schestowitz MinceR should read it. Dec 22 01:08
*MinceR will. Dec 22 01:09
mib_3wwnu3 did anyone read the “11 ways to create a successful linux distro” article? Dec 22 01:31
schestowitz I have, why? Dec 22 01:33
schestowitz I will post it tomorrow morning among the links Dec 22 01:33
mib_3wwnu3 ah no biggie, just check out #4 on thier list. the idea of a “mono distro” is funny. Dec 22 01:33
mib_3wwnu3 i mean don’t most distros already include that stuff Dec 22 01:34
mib_3wwnu3 that seems to me to be part of the problem, not a “feature” Dec 22 01:34
mib_3wwnu3 i some distro out there including really old versions of mono and no mono apps or something? Dec 22 01:35
schestowitz http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operatin… Dec 22 01:35
schestowitz The Mono boosters who comment in BN try to push them all to 2.0. Dec 22 01:36
mib_3wwnu3 ah. i see. but are some distros saying they won’t go to 2.0? like they are only comfortable with the old versions? Dec 22 01:36
mib_3wwnu3 i haven’t heard that Dec 22 01:36
mib_3wwnu3 most are all in or all out, right? Dec 22 01:36
mib_3wwnu3 not saying they already have 2.0, but they aren’t saying they will not update Dec 22 01:37
schestowitz I don’t see why. Dec 22 01:38
schestowitz They are still lobbied by the Mono guards and Novell employees. Dec 22 01:38
schestowitz “Here, have a bug.. eat it” Dec 22 01:39
mib_3wwnu3 exactly so. Mono-boosters make even more noise about upgrading thier packages Dec 22 01:39
mib_3wwnu3 it’s an attempt to create an aura of importance or relevance for mono that other packages don’t receive Dec 22 01:39
schestowitz It makes the dependency greater Dec 22 01:39
mib_3wwnu3 correct – like “if your distro doesn’t have MONO 2.0 then it is old and pokey” or something Dec 22 01:40
schestowitz It also introduces more stuff that’s outside the ‘standardizes’ C# Dec 22 01:40
schestowitz *zed Dec 22 01:40
schestowitz The issue is this. Dec 22 01:40
mib_3wwnu3 oh no no no, they said mono was only the language and CLI because that’s what ECMA covers Dec 22 01:40
schestowitz Mono 2.0 is manufactured mostly by Novell/Microsoft Dec 22 01:41
mib_3wwnu3 they can’t be moving the goalposts Dec 22 01:41
schestowitz This ‘factory’ includes ‘Microsoft people’ too, so it can pass (feed) the distros anything. Dec 22 01:41
schestowitz People warned about it in 2006, shortly after the dead had been signed. Dec 22 01:41
schestowitz Microsoft has a sort of committal access. Dec 22 01:41
schestowitz Goalposts already move. They ‘forgot’ about the Winforms issue by now. Dec 22 01:42
mib_3wwnu3 so true and so sad all the same time Dec 22 01:42
mib_3wwnu3 that’s what people don’t like to see – Novell/MS aren’t going to stay within a little box Dec 22 01:43
mib_3wwnu3 they are going to continually and incrementally spread Dec 22 01:43
mib_3wwnu3 that’s what companies do Dec 22 01:43
schestowitz LEt me see if I can find something Dec 22 01:43
mib_3wwnu3 if you don’t continually examine and address thier actions, you are missing the point Dec 22 01:44
schestowitz Back in 2007 I found a nice expression in the AUBuilder/ZDNet network Dec 22 01:44
mib_3wwnu3 you can’t say “oh this is an old debate or old news”, because it is an ongoing process Dec 22 01:44
schestowitz Something about Microsoft sending Novell tot eh GPL parking lot every time it needs a gig done (e.g. OOXML translators to claim OOXML support from FOSS) Dec 22 01:44
schestowitz “[The partnership with Microsoft is] going very well insofar as we originally agreed to co-operate on three distinct projects and now we’re working on nine projects and there’s a good list of 19 other projects that we plan to co-operate on.” — Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO (2008) Dec 22 01:45
schestowitz “Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.” — Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO (2008) Dec 22 01:45
mib_3wwnu3 But I was told Novell was a “fierce competitor” of Microsoft? Dec 22 01:46
mib_3wwnu3 It says so right in the OpenSUSE FAQ. Dec 22 01:46
schestowitz They’re a young couple romancing. Won’t be long before they get marries and have little monos. Dec 22 01:46
schestowitz Novell is the wife.. it like Big Mike’s wallet…without it, it would fall apart. Dec 22 01:47
schestowitz *LOL* fierce competitor… Dec 22 01:47
schestowitz Watch Novell’s site. They market Windows… Oh! and Migrations from UNIX!! Dec 22 01:47
mib_3wwnu3 I know. I can’t believe someone actually typed “fierce competitor” with a straight face Dec 22 01:48
schestowitz The pages about Windows being bad were torn down months after the deal. Dec 22 01:48
schestowitz mib_3wwnu3: back then (FAQ) they probably meant it. Dec 22 01:48
schestowitz Resistors like Ted Haeger and Jeremy Allison left Dec 22 01:49
mib_3wwnu3 hmm… probably *wished* it – the FAQ is in defense of the Novell/MS deal, and they are trying to argue that despite the deal, Novell is still a “fierce competitor” Dec 22 01:49
mib_3wwnu3 “There is no general strategic alliance. Novell continue to be fierce competitors of Microsoft, which should be evident by the openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise products.” Dec 22 01:50
schestowitz Oh, I thought you mean the OpenSUSE FAQ. Dec 22 01:50
mib_3wwnu3 no no i do…that is the opensuse faq right there Dec 22 01:50
mib_3wwnu3 check out the first point Dec 22 01:50
mib_3wwnu3 http://en.opensuse.org/FAQ:Novell-MS Dec 22 01:51
schestowitz They love pointing at these. “I don’t have a good answers, but *these* guys have something to say^H^H^Hspin” Dec 22 01:51
mib_3wwnu3 they are talking out both sides of the mouth in that OpenSUSE FAQ Dec 22 01:51
schestowitz I haven’t seen it in years Dec 22 01:51
schestowitz It’s out of date Dec 22 01:51
mib_3wwnu3 ah, someone i know just blogged on it Dec 22 01:52
mib_3wwnu3 so it’s fresh in my mind Dec 22 01:52
mib_3wwnu3 :) Dec 22 01:52
schestowitz The OpenSUSE FAQ? Dec 22 01:52
mib_3wwnu3 yeah Dec 22 01:52
schestowitz The Me and Ubuntu guy? Dec 22 01:52
mib_3wwnu3 yeah Dec 22 01:52
schestowitz How do you know him/her? Dec 22 01:52
mib_3wwnu3 he is me :) Dec 22 01:53
schestowitz Ah.. Dec 22 01:53
schestowitz It came just before the 11.1 release. Dec 22 01:53
mib_3wwnu3 yeah, maybe it caught a little attention due to the timing – that’s what lead me to read the thing in the first place Dec 22 01:54
schestowitz Did they link to it? Dec 22 01:55
schestowitz They have ‘sleeve ref’ (off the sleeve) Dec 22 01:56
mib_3wwnu3 i don’t know what that is Dec 22 01:56
schestowitz Just something they pull out of their ars^Hleeve whenever they don’t have an answer. Dec 22 01:57
schestowitz Like Mono FAQ Dec 22 01:57
mib_3wwnu3 ah right that is my main problem with the FAQs Dec 22 01:58
mib_3wwnu3 so many people point to them like they are some authoratitive answer Dec 22 01:58
mib_3wwnu3 and they are no such thing, just something some dude wrote, and usually poorly referenced and argued Dec 22 01:59
mib_3wwnu3 pet peeve of mine Dec 22 01:59
schestowitz it’s a pattern. Like a song they latch onto. The good ‘boosters’ actually sing original ‘renditions’ Dec 22 01:59
mib_3wwnu3 it makes thinking easy Dec 22 01:59
mib_3wwnu3 or not-thinking Dec 22 01:59
schestowitz FAQ = “what *he* said” Dec 22 01:59
schestowitz ’twas the same story with GPLv3. Some kernel hackers (most of them?) never read the thing but they said “no” cause Linus did. So you have some independent thinkers ushered by a flock who take it all at face value. Dec 22 02:00
mib_3wwnu3 groupthink is always dangerous Dec 22 02:01
schestowitz It’s military mentality. ,They take orders. It’s dangerous. Dec 22 02:01
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mib_3wwnu3 it strikes me as ironic in that I try really hard to read the references and analyze them, but I am the one accused of “zealotry” Dec 22 02:02
mib_3wwnu3 *maybe* I am wrong, but it’s not because I’m saying something I haven’t thought about Dec 22 02:03
mib_3wwnu3 I’m not just repeating the “party line” Dec 22 02:03
mib_3wwnu3 that’s another pet peeve ther Dec 22 02:03
mib_3wwnu3 there Dec 22 02:03
schestowitz “zealot”? Dec 22 02:04
schestowitz That’s what Microsoft hypocritically labels opposition. Dec 22 02:04
mib_3wwnu3 exactly, it’s an attack on the person, rather than the argument Dec 22 02:04
schestowitz Government use words like dissident or terrorist. In China, they send people (forcibly) to mental clinics for it. Dec 22 02:05
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tessier http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2008/12/rumors-of-up… Dec 22 07:29
tessier You guys seen this already? Dec 22 07:29
schestowitz Hey, tessier wb Dec 22 08:28
schestowitz Microsoft layoffs began a while ago. Dec 22 08:29
kentma Human misery… Recession will bring much more of this. Dec 22 08:41
schestowitz Next year it’ll peak, based on what I read. Dec 22 08:41
kentma My economist friend is of the same opinion Dec 22 08:42
schestowitz How warm is it in Canada? Are you out on the beach having a Piña colada? ;-) Dec 22 08:42
kentma Hehe -snowmen and igloos atm. Dec 22 08:43
kentma I like going to north  america, it makes me realise hoow good uk’s ttemperate weather is :-) Dec 22 08:44
kentma A pplane slipped off a runway in denver yesterday… Dec 22 08:44
kentma Sorry about spellings, on n800 Dec 22 08:46
kentma Oh – bought acer aspire 1 yesterday – everone loves it Dec 22 08:46
kentma Everyone Dec 22 08:46
schestowitz Was the crew and passengers safe? Dec 22 08:47
schestowitz *Were Dec 22 08:47
kentma Several injuries, but thankfully none dead Dec 22 08:47
kentma Ice on runway Dec 22 08:47
kentma The fantasy of losing worst 10% merely results in an enron Dec 22 08:53
schestowitz Do you know abiut MS? Dec 22 08:55
kentma What about ms? Dec 22 08:58
schestowitz http://www.billparish.com/msftfrau… “Many believe that the stock market crash of 1929 caused the Great Depression yet history clearly shows that it was instead simply bad government policy that was manipulated by leaders such as Insull. Today many now fear a similar stock market crash but in reality the economy is very strong and, if we can reform this pyramid at Microsoft, the overall market should not need to correct mo Dec 22 08:59
schestowitz re than 20 percent.” Dec 22 08:59
schestowitz “Microsoft’s perspective is best reflected by Bob Herbold, Chief Operating Officer, to whom the CFO reports. Bob very sincerely replied, “Bill, everyone is doing it.” My response was that Microsoft is a leader and that others are now seeking to emulate these fraudulent practices they have legitimized. “ Dec 22 08:59
schestowitz Who will be the next Maduffocker? Dec 22 08:59
kentma Good question… The corruption in the us economy has been clear for years. Dec 22 09:00
schestowitz It was a norm Dec 22 09:02
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trmanco MAFIA            A Dec 22 10:19
schestowitz Grade-A mafia Dec 22 10:24
trmanco indeed Dec 22 10:25
trmanco http://brandybuck.site40…. Dec 22 10:33
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schestowitz Famous photo Dec 22 10:42
trmanco and a funny one too Dec 22 10:51
schestowitz It’s a Microsoft leak Dec 22 10:51
trmanco LOL Dec 22 10:51
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trmanco http://www.markshuttleworth.com/wp-content/uplo… Dec 22 11:20
trmanco http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/253 Dec 22 11:21
schestowitz Flash? Dec 22 11:21
schestowitz Eek. Dec 22 11:21
schestowitz They should copyleft it rather than take pride in copyrights Dec 22 11:22
trmanco Live Search Continues to Lose Ground to Google: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Live-Searc… Dec 22 11:26
schestowitz Yes, thanks. Dec 22 11:31
schestowitz I’ll just do many MS links. I’m tired Dec 22 11:31
trmanco Vulnerabilities in several virus scanners: http://www.heise-online.co.uk/news/… Dec 22 11:33
trmanco here is another one Dec 22 11:33
trmanco “I’m Linux” Video Contest Will Probably Be a Forking Mess: http://gizmodo.com/5115140/im-linux-video-c… Dec 22 11:40
trmanco forking mess, c’mon :| Dec 22 11:40
schestowitz Hehe. Dec 22 12:03
trmanco I have an idea Dec 22 12:26
trmanco see this >> http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6404294&… Dec 22 12:28
trmanco I’ll post this kind of stuff on COLA like Homer is doing :-P Dec 22 12:29
schestowitz As in…? Microsoft idea’s are “people grouping in a comfy office coordinating the crashing of PS3 launch parties” :-) Dec 22 12:29
schestowitz *ideas. Dec 22 12:29
*schestowitz looks Dec 22 12:29
trmanco what do you think? Dec 22 12:29
MinceR hay Dec 22 12:30
schestowitz trmanco: go with it. Dec 22 12:30
trmanco :D Dec 22 12:30
trmanco this one was just sent Dec 22 12:35
*trmanco find some more Dec 22 12:35
*trmanco finds some more Dec 22 12:35
trmanco schestowitz, you are doing good work >> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/show… Dec 22 12:52
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schestowitz I never saw that before, so thanks. Dec 22 12:56
trmanco I’m looking for some Fedora testimonials Dec 22 12:57
trmanco I found this so far Dec 22 12:57
trmanco http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showp… Dec 22 12:57
trmanco :( php 2 doesn’t have the single post thingy Dec 22 13:09
trmanco phpbb* Dec 22 13:09
trmanco LOOL Dec 22 13:13
trmanco schestowitz, look -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy… Dec 22 13:13
trmanco :-p Dec 22 13:13
schestowitz I never saw that. Dec 22 13:19
schestowitz I concentrate so much on advocating that i don’t often see the response (other than in USENET, bar the killfile) Dec 22 13:19
trmanco you are everywhere :-P Dec 22 13:21
trmanco what the heck? -> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.li… Dec 22 13:22
schestowitz I’ve just got another request to start censoring BN Dec 22 13:30
schestowitz Yesterday was too much for some readers (over 200 comments, mostly from anti-BN crowd) Dec 22 13:30
trmanco censoring? Dec 22 13:30
trmanco requested from who? Dec 22 13:30
schestowitz Moderating Dec 22 13:31
schestowitz trmanco: one regular reader. I might write about it later Dec 22 13:31
trmanco ok Dec 22 13:31
schestowitz He’s not the first Dec 22 13:31
schestowitz Some people think that heckling ruins the site Dec 22 13:31
schestowitz You can’t even discuss things with Asay or O’Reilly without a bunch of monsters like G Michaels throwing dirty diapers everywhere. Dec 22 13:32
trmanco lol Dec 22 13:32
trmanco I laughed -> “dirty diapers” Dec 22 13:32
schestowitz Some think the hecklers coordinate this, but I think it’s only true to a limited extent (some  few ones know others from other activities). Dec 22 13:33
trmanco http://bash.org/?152037 Dec 22 13:59
trmanco http://lwn.net/Articles/292995/ Dec 22 14:02
schestowitz Interesting comment from Sam: http://tuxdeluxe.org/node/288 “1. Though Novell bought Ximian in August 2003 and SuSE three months, it is unlikely that it would not have decided on the SuSE purchase before buying Ximian. Which company would buy an outfit selling a commercial Linux desktop without having a Linux distribution among its products in order to sell that desktop?” Dec 22 14:30
schestowitz The Gralla MShill is attacking Linux again. Dec 22 14:32
schestowitz Must be a pre-xmas attack before those January layoffs at Microsoft people talk about. Dec 22 14:33
schestowitz Tech Centers Go Green Despite Cuts < http://www.pcworld.com/article/155857/… >; meanwhile they do lots more damage elsewhere. Dec 22 14:37
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schestowitz http://www.stallman.org/archives/2008-sep-de… ” Bush and his men must be held accountable for their crimes in Haiti. One point in the article requires correction: it assumes that Dubya was elected president. There is plenty of evidence that he stole both elections.” Dec 22 14:39
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schestowitz I’m trying to find more MS intersections here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jac… (bg in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff ) Dec 22 14:56
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schestowitz Egypt offline for weekend after Med seabed cables cut < http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12… > Dec 22 15:24
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schestowitz *LOL* http://www.allhatnocattle.net/1-24-06_ab… Dec 22 16:35
schestowitz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Gates_&_Ell… Dec 22 16:35
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schestowitz zoobab: http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/ “(December 20, 2008) RealVideo 3.0 decoder added. Still working the bugs out, please test and report any problems.” Dec 22 18:14
schestowitz How Microsoft is associated with the Seattle-based lobby/law firm Preston Gates & Ellis (Bill Gates’ father), which employed the infamously-criminal Jack Abramoff: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/22/microsoft-g… Dec 22 18:16
_doug what did billg ever do to you :) Dec 22 18:18
schestowitz Nothing. It’s not about him. Dec 22 18:18
schestowitz It’s about a political muscle that involves some wealthy ‘elites’ Dec 22 18:19
_doug “CompTIA further contends that the serious and irreparable damage” Dec 22 18:20
_doug http://www.stern.nyu.edu/networks/Microsoft_… Dec 22 18:20
_doug how much damage did these micro-type practices do to the industry ? Dec 22 18:20
schestowitz 2004? Dec 22 18:20
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_doug Not to mention BSA .. Dec 22 18:21
schestowitz “Association Inc. (‘CompTIA’) requested leave to intervene in support of the form of order sought by Microsoft in the interim relief proceedings.” Dec 22 18:21
schestowitz All the shills.. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz ACT too.. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 158 Third, and last, Microsoft states that since the adoption of the Decision Sun Microsystems has reached Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz an agreement with Microsoft which addresses all the concerns underlying its complaint to the Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz Commission. There is therefore no immediate need to implement the Decision while the main action is Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz pending. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 159 ACT claims that unless the remedy is suspended it will produce serious and irreparable effects owing to Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz the damage to the strength and value of its members’ intellectual property rights in the EEA. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 160 More specifically, ACT maintains, first, that the immediate applicability of the remedy would constitute a Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz groundbreaking precedent in the compulsory licensing of intellectual property rights which would Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz quickly and substantially reduce the value of the intellectual property rights owned by its members. In Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz that regard, ACT claims that the Commission has interpreted and applied Article 82 EC in a way that is Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz inconsistent with the Community’s obligations under Articles 13, 31 and 39 of the TRIPS Agreement. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 161 ACT maintains, second, that disclosure of the communications protocols which have thus far been the Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz exclusive property of Microsoft would result in the instability of Windows Client PC and server operating Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz systems, which would immediately cause significant harm for its members. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 162 CompTIA submits that, in so far as it requires Microsoft to supply its intellectual property to any Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz undertaking present on the servers market, the remedy provided for in Article 5 of the Decision will Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz reduce the level of protection for the entire information technology and communications industry, give Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz rise to legal uncertainty and have the immediate effect of reducing investment in the technology sector Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz and therefore the general level of economic activity. Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz 163 CompTIA further contends that the serious and irreparable damage which that remedy will cause to the Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz entire sector, and also to the members of CompTIA, exceeds any possible adverse effect which the lack Dec 22 18:22
schestowitz of immediate disclosure could have on the public interest or the in Dec 22 18:22
_doug http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/10… Dec 22 18:23
schestowitz “336 CompTIA and Exor support Microsoft’s position as regards a prima facie case. They contend that Microsoft has demonstrated that Articles 4 and 6(a) of the Decision are prima facie unlawful.” Dec 22 18:24
schestowitz pp 47: “Furthermore, Microsoft, supported more broadly on that point by CompTIA, ACT..” Dec 22 18:25
_doug http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/… Dec 22 18:25
_doug a balanced playing field where the ref plays for the red team .. Dec 22 18:26
_doug http://www.opensecrets.org/revolving… Dec 22 18:27
schestowitz “Microsoft and Abramoff vs. Novell Inc.” < http://www.enterinside.com/b… > Dec 22 18:28
schestowitz What’s here? -> http://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/… Dec 22 18:28
schestowitz Oh, I see.. Dec 22 18:29
schestowitz Wow. This happened less than a week ago Dec 22 18:29
_doug http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/client… Dec 22 18:29
schestowitz Microsoft and Abramoff vs. Novell Inc. “This page has been deleted. The deletion log for the page is provided below for reference.” < http://www.enterinside.com/bro… > Dec 22 18:31
schestowitz Maybe they should lobby for Lobby Visas… you know, to hire ‘more qualified’  lobbyists from other countries… it’s cheaper Dec 22 18:33
_doug we must have more H1-B1 lobbiest visas Dec 22 18:35
schestowitz H1-B1>> Dec 22 18:36
schestowitz I came across the same BS: “This is perhaps the most annoying thing about Open Office.org. Why do I need Java Runtime for OpenOffice to export a document into HTML format. Duh!” < http://playingwithsid.blogspot.com/2008/12/open-… > Dec 22 18:41
_doug Free sued over open source software Dec 22 18:43
_doug http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article…. Dec 22 18:43
schestowitz We got some traffic from this page today (like 1%): http://www.cio.com/article/print/472116 Dec 22 18:46
schestowitz _doug: needs subs. Should it say “cisco”? Dec 22 18:47
_doug ? Dec 22 18:47
schestowitz Actually, that’s not possible given the date. What’s this article about? Dec 22 18:47
schestowitz Business collapsed and folding so soon? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/… (Sky ‘withdraws’ from Tiscali buyout talks) Dec 22 18:48
_doug subscription only, why not contact them and ask .. Dec 22 18:48
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_doug “French ISP Free has been sued in a Paris court by open software developers Harald Welte, Rob Landley and Erik Andersen for failing to respect the general ..” Dec 22 18:50
schestowitz Freedom Squad :-p Dec 22 18:51
schestowitz Suing for Freedom(R) Dec 22 18:52
trmanco Trolls gone mad ! Dec 22 18:52
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trmanco this would make a nice movie title Dec 22 18:53
schestowitz Did you see the new GL post? SCO acquires PJ from IBM. ;-) Dec 22 18:53
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_doug On, it turned out that PJ was a time traveling space alien android from the future, with amnesia .. Dec 22 18:54
schestowitz This could take a while… :-) ->> http://www.pcworld.com/article/155872/undersea_ro… Dec 22 18:54
_doug That French ISP, story isn’t verified on their blogs .. Dec 22 18:55
schestowitz It’s from Novermber. Dec 22 18:55
_doug how about burying them .. Dec 22 18:55
schestowitz I didn’t see it anywhere but this subs-only thing. Dec 22 18:55
schestowitz Burying who? Dec 22 18:55
_doug and not using drag nets … Dec 22 18:55
schestowitz The haatchets? Dec 22 18:55
_doug burying the cables under the seabed .. Dec 22 18:56
schestowitz The cable.. Dec 22 18:56
schestowitz I see… I don’t know why. There must be reasons. Dec 22 18:56
schestowitz In times of war these can be cut Dec 22 18:56
schestowitz But there has been no major war since modern telecom (bar telegraph and all) Dec 22 18:56
schestowitz Another thing that will be used immediately is an army of crackers that DDOS DNS and any machine at service. China is well prepared for it; the US… not so much, but they have lots of back doors in China. Dec 22 18:57
_doug it’s cheaper to just lay them on the surface .. Dec 22 18:58
_doug http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/log… Dec 22 18:58
schestowitz nations are being very stupid. It’s like China leases all its telephone lines to the NSA/CIA/FBI/whatever. Dec 22 18:58
_doug well, it’s only fair when both sides read each others mail :] Dec 22 18:59
schestowitz “Cable burial by plowing, using large sled-type cable plows towed by large powerful cable ships is the standard and most widely used commercial method of protecting submarine telephone cables from fishing activity, large ship anchors and other ocean hazards. “ Dec 22 18:59
schestowitz Would they keep routes of the cable secret? Like the “Enigma”? ;-) Dec 22 19:00
_doug must cost a lot, especially to repair .. Dec 22 19:00
schestowitz Or will Turning scuba-dive with a pair of scissors? Dec 22 19:00
schestowitz *Turing Dec 22 19:00
_doug can’t keep them a secret .. Dec 22 19:00
_doug What would be usefull is a large wheeled sub, that dug the trench and laid the cable at the same time .. Dec 22 19:01
_doug electronic couch potato patented .. Dec 22 19:02
_doug http://www.telecommagazine.com/newsglobe… Dec 22 19:02
schestowitz Winning bid: http://coppola.rsmart.com/files… Dec 22 19:04
_doug Patent and open source software are fundamentally incompatible .. Dec 22 19:05
_doug http://www.iusmentis.com/computerprogr… Dec 22 19:05
schestowitz Patents are hence anti-FOSS law/mechanism (swpats) Dec 22 19:06
_doug Open source isn’t free software .. Dec 22 19:07
schestowitz Can JackA legalise them in the EU when he’s out of jail? Dec 22 19:07
_doug http://www.cio.com.au/article/27… Dec 22 19:07
_doug Bill Hilf: Door open to open-source pacts .. Dec 22 19:08
_doug http://www.cio.com.au/inde… Dec 22 19:08
_doug 2006 .. sorry … Dec 22 19:08
schestowitz This is funny Dec 22 19:08
schestowitz IDG/Google had a hiccup, so it burped out a story from 2007. Dec 22 19:09
schestowitz Nick Farrell thought it was new and wrote about this old news as though it is news: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer… Dec 22 19:09
_doug http://www.contractoruk.com/news/004117.html Dec 22 19:10
schestowitz Bill Hilf quite his role… probably drinking the shame and guilt away… it’s not easy being a thug. Dec 22 19:10
_doug is ‘KAren’ for real ,, why not contact the school and get a confirmation … Dec 22 19:10
schestowitz Probably. Dec 22 19:10
schestowitz Dec 22 19:11
schestowitz Whatever it was Karen smoked in college, it seems to have given her a rose-tinted view of the world of commercial software, writing: “I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison[sic] of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them.”‘ Dec 22 19:11
schestowitz “…smoked in college..  rose-tinted” Nice people. Dec 22 19:12
schestowitz M-m-m-m-m-m-merry Xmas…  clear your desk by the end of the day.  WD lops off 2,500 jobs and one fab < http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/101/… > WHY do they wait until now? Dec 22 19:13
schestowitz Next month they say will be a bloodbath (deferred announcements)… Microsoft too likely to announce some ‘cost-cutting’…… Dec 22 19:13
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_doug MS fast false-facts article .. Dec 22 19:16
_doug “With the Linux-based platform we would have a system crash at least once a week. Migrating to a Microsoft-based system has virtually eliminated server crashes and we have vendor support.” Dec 22 19:16
_doug - Ed Castillo, Information Technology Team Lead, Capital Engineering Dec 22 19:16
_doug http://www.microsoft.com/canada/get… Dec 22 19:17
_doug I don’t know what Ed makes, but I do know I don’t want any .. :] Dec 22 19:17
schestowitz Maybe he used corssover before. :-) Dec 22 19:18
schestowitz “With the Linux-based platform we would have a system crash at least once a week” use the keyboard, not the sledgehammer, Ed. Dec 22 19:18
_doug yea, like our friend trying to run AD under wine .. :) Dec 22 19:18
schestowitz Which ‘friend’? Dec 22 19:19
schestowitz Wheres me start thinigi? Dec 22 19:19
_doug couldn’t get Actocad to run on Linux ? Dec 22 19:20
_doug http://www.capitaleng.ca/ Dec 22 19:20
_doug “Performance Grade Asphalt Tank Storage Facility” Dec 22 19:20
_doug :] Dec 22 19:20
_doug “Nonfemet ZPL Zinc Smelter” Dec 22 19:21
_doug Autocad .. Dec 22 19:21
schestowitz Pola-bye: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new… Dec 22 19:21
_doug http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?s… Dec 22 19:22
trmanco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=… -> good to know from who I get my Wine from Dec 22 19:22
schestowitz Wine-cracking. Dec 22 19:23
_doug “running qualified Linux operating systems” Dec 22 19:24
_doug http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?… Dec 22 19:24
_doug Qualified Linux guests: RedHat, SuSE … Dec 22 19:25
_doug Competitive Selling: Win vs. Linux Dec 22 19:26
_doug https://partner.microsoft.com/40029171 Dec 22 19:26
trmanco MS addons for Linux Dec 22 19:26
trmanco give me a break :| Dec 22 19:26
schestowitz sudo apt-get install breal Dec 22 19:27
trmanco sudo apt-get install beer beer-lib cup Dec 22 19:28
schestowitz chown trmanco break  beer beer-lib cup; sleep(0); Dec 22 19:28
trmanco lol Dec 22 19:29
trmanco man chown Dec 22 19:29
_doug Neuros ships $300.00 set-top box .. Dec 22 19:30
_doug http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS828… Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz “AMD SHAREHOLDERS learned late Friday that Lehman Brothers’ September bankruptcy has forced the chipmaker to abandon a complicated long-term stock value protection deal.” <  http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/n… Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz man that is quite funny Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz No manual entry for that Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz No manual entry for is Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz No manual entry for quite Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz No manual entry for funny Dec 22 19:30
trmanco :o Dec 22 19:30
schestowitz _doug: it does YouTube too! :-D Dec 22 19:30
trmanco No manual entry for woman Dec 22 19:31
schestowitz \0/buh-bye, ol’ media Dec 22 19:31
trmanco oops Dec 22 19:31
schestowitz So……. who do you reckon will be defrauded next? Dec 22 19:32
schestowitz Ponzi down, Abramoff down, Madoff…………. Gates?? Dec 22 19:32
schestowitz Carlos Slim? Dec 22 19:32
schestowitz MSFT at $18:xx today. Dec 22 19:38
schestowitz Novell below $3.4 Dec 22 19:38
schestowitz Almost… Dec 22 19:38
trmanco 3.4 :O Dec 22 19:45
*trmanco checks microsoft’s shares Dec 22 19:45
trmanco $19 Dec 22 19:45
trmanco :O Dec 22 19:46
trmanco boycottnovell in on google finance Dec 22 19:46
trmanco when you choose MSFT Dec 22 19:46
trmanco ahead of all the win blogs :-P Dec 22 19:47
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schestowitz There’s usually something about Novell too… scroll down to bottom: http://www.google.com/search?num=50… Dec 22 19:51
trmanco yeah Dec 22 19:54
trmanco http://www.xitimonitor.com/en-us/brows… Dec 22 19:59
schestowitz http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/12/tax… Dec 22 20:01
schestowitz So he stole from the poor and gave to the rich? I’m not sure.. Dec 22 20:01
schestowitz trmanco: it’s better for Chrome to be ignored until it’s /really/ FOSS. Dec 22 20:02
trmanco ok, then we better sit and wait Dec 22 20:02
trmanco Search Biz: MSFT Layoff Rumors, Google Chrome Complicates Mozilla Relationship & More: http://searchengineland.com/s… Dec 22 20:03
schestowitz Hmmmmmmm… http://searchengineland.com/searc… Dec 22 20:14
schestowitz Firrefox handles it OK and Thunderbird suddenly hates it, saying it’s not a valid feed…. Oh, never mind. Dec 22 20:15
trmanco :| Dec 22 20:15
schestowitz Sometimes it takes time to realise some feed moves or broke Dec 22 20:15
trmanco http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com/… Dec 22 20:16
trmanco that is a funny image Dec 22 20:16
schestowitz http://techdirt.com/articles/20081218… “The various banks on Wall Street have a bunch of problems that they’re dealing with right now, including getting rid of toxic assets on their balance sheet, properly compensating staff who are expecting big bonuses even in such a down year and figuring out ways to motivate staff to invest in good assets, even in such tough times.” Dec 22 20:32
trmanco the Mono team has some more work to do -> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Prolong-the-Life-of-… Dec 22 20:38
schestowitz They can apply for a job at Microsoft. Dec 22 20:38
schestowitz http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/12/rumor… Dec 22 20:44
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trmanco Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions: http://www.linux.com/feature/155922 Dec 22 20:48
trmanco on my 3 years of Linux I have never encountered a dependency hell Dec 22 20:49
schestowitz I had that happen in SUSE 8.1 Dec 22 20:51
trmanco how old is that? Dec 22 20:51
trmanco oops http://tuxvermelho.blogspot.com/2008/1… Dec 22 20:53
schestowitz Like 5 years or more Dec 22 20:53
schestowitz late 2003, I thinl. Dec 22 20:53
trmanco long time Dec 22 20:55
schestowitz 2 drivers next to it? http://tuxvermelho.blogspot.com/2008/12… Dec 22 20:58
schestowitz In DistroWtach, over the past 7 days, Mint Linux got more pageviews than Ubuntu. Dec 22 21:00
trmanco :O Dec 22 21:01
trmanco Mint is good Dec 22 21:02
trmanco its Ubuntu + a bunch of tweaks e less bloat, maybe Dec 22 21:02
trmanco :o   Microsoft Corp.’s developers missed a critical bug in Internet Explorer because they weren’t properly trained and didn’t have the right testing tools, a noted proponent of the company’s secure code development process acknowledged last week. Dec 22 21:06
trmanco http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?… Dec 22 21:06
trmanco they weren’t trained c’mon Dec 22 21:07
schestowitz Might be true. Dec 22 21:08
schestowitz They lost their best hackers. Dec 22 21:08
schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/200… Dec 22 21:08
schestowitz Second REF worth attention… ““With Alchin retiring, MarkL and MarkZ, two of the most talented architects in MS already having left, the picture gets really ugly for the Windows division,” my friend claimed, and the BV’s core team members, Ian McDonald, Jack Mayo, Todd Wanke, Clyde Rodriguez and others are starting to connect the dots.” Dec 22 21:09
schestowitz “Despite Microsoft’s claims that Vista has sold well, consumers have reacted badly to its release.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology… Dec 22 21:10
trmanco I missed that bbc article somehow Dec 22 21:15
trmanco better be more careful next time a read my feeds Dec 22 21:15
schestowitz http://uk.reuters.com/article/governmentFili… “Deployments of server computers are expected to slow, UBS said, with spending on Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) Windows servers expected to grow 2 percent in 2009 after 3 percent in 2008, and open-source Linux server growth is set to be flat at 1 percent.” Dec 22 21:16
schestowitz Since when does USB track server revenue? Dec 22 21:16
schestowitz Also, revenue != share. Dec 22 21:16
trmanco USB? LOL Dec 22 21:16
schestowitz UBS Dec 22 21:16
schestowitz Common typo for me… habits. Dec 22 21:16
trmanco you got me there for a minute Dec 22 21:16
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schestowitz wb, seller_liar Dec 22 21:27
seller_liar schestowitz: hello roy Dec 22 21:29
schestowitz Any news from the south? Dec 22 21:29
seller_liar yes , one , wait a moment Dec 22 21:29
seller_liar http://br-linux.org/2008/empresa-de-… Dec 22 21:30
seller_liar m$ and affiliates uses piracy to attack companies Dec 22 21:30
schestowitz As usual. Dec 22 21:30
schestowitz They need money now, so they bully. Dec 22 21:31
seller_liar But ,I have not find a english version Dec 22 21:31
schestowitz http://searchengineland.com/searc… http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/12/rumors… Dec 22 21:31
schestowitz http://pooteeweet.org/blog/0/1388#m1388 (My advice to the database division at Sun) Dec 22 21:33
seller_liar Now , we have another proof against m$ , abramoff Dec 22 21:33
seller_liar Now ,trolls does not to argument anymore Dec 22 21:34
schestowitz Glad you found it useful. Dec 22 21:34
schestowitz “It’s not appropriate for information such as sales records and other data that either fits well in a table or needs to be accessible for a long period of time. And it only works in Java.” http://gigaom.com/2008/12/18/terracotta-doesnt-w… Dec 22 21:34
schestowitz Either way, it makes it hard for the hecklers to say with a straight face that Microsoft can and should be trusted. Dec 22 21:34
seller_liar A final solution for mono problem is create a java implementation of .net Dec 22 21:39
seller_liar licensed in lgplv3 Dec 22 21:39
schestowitz How would that be a solution? Dec 22 21:40
seller_liar this give more power to java platform and do not steals java developers Dec 22 21:41
seller_liar lgplv3 provides more protection Dec 22 21:41
seller_liar java can use .net libraries Dec 22 21:41
seller_liar this is very important because some devs is changing from java to .net Dec 22 21:43
schestowitz Java still dominates Dec 22 21:44
MinceR an independent implementation could help too, couldn’t it? Dec 22 21:44
MinceR (dotgnu) Dec 22 21:44
schestowitz The issue is Novell helping Microsoft against Sun Dec 22 21:44
seller_liar no Dec 22 21:44
MinceR i don’t think java is such a sacred platform anyway :> Dec 22 21:44
seller_liar because dotgnu does not permit to java use .net libraries Dec 22 21:44
MinceR at least until they fix memory management in the jvm Dec 22 21:44
seller_liar a java implementation of .net (like jython) can helps a lot Dec 22 21:45
seller_liar for example , jython can mix python and java Dec 22 21:45
schestowitz Sob stories from the Vole: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft… Dec 22 21:45
seller_liar I like to see m$ ruining , but I don t like to see google to grow Dec 22 21:48
MinceR same here Dec 22 21:50
seller_liar The big problem in all companies is try to turn the “unique” company of universe Dec 22 21:51
seller_liar Like intel, coca-cola and some Banks Dec 22 21:51
seller_liar This is anti-capitalism Dec 22 21:52
seller_liar A good number of companies provides harmony and good heterogene business Dec 22 21:53
schestowitz But you have no regulation Dec 22 21:55
schestowitz If you permit companies to set the rules, then soon they open the door to predatory capitalism that ends up a set of monopolies of shared monopolies (price fixing also) Dec 22 21:56
seller_liar But companies should not to set the rules, Dec 22 21:57
schestowitz Well, they do Dec 22 21:57
seller_liar What I say is , is very important to have a heterogenous number of companies Dec 22 21:57
seller_liar Monopolies is very destructive Dec 22 21:57
seller_liar Oligopolies too Dec 22 21:58
seller_liar We need variety , and choice Dec 22 21:58
seller_liar But the real solution is very complex Dec 22 21:59
schestowitz Against human nature? Dec 22 21:59
seller_liar Yes Dec 22 22:00
seller_liar People like to be “unique” and powerful Dec 22 22:00
schestowitz Woohoo! http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&a… Dec 22 22:00
seller_liar Like a leader in a tribal community Dec 22 22:00
schestowitz http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTe… (Red Hat profit tops Street forecast) Dec 22 22:01
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schestowitz seller_liar: yes, tribe culture. Dec 22 22:15
schestowitz It’s ‘in the blood’ so to speak. It would be nice to have another better creature — like Aliens ;-) — ‘manage’ us before we totally screw out the planet due to animal instincts that involve expansion and pissing on territories. The Amazon deforestation is a good example. Dec 22 22:16
schestowitz OStatic is promoting former Microsoft employees+Mono: http://ostatic.com/blog/upgrade-mindtouc… Dec 22 22:19
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schestowitz Mozilla CEO: Ties with Google ‘complicated’ since Chrome < http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?co… > Dec 22 22:54
schestowitz http://aronzak.wordpress.com/2008/1… Dec 22 23:20
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trmanco OpenSUSE 11.1: Evolution dependent on Mono: http://www.itwire.com/content/v… Dec 22 23:32
trmanco and the [censored] begins Dec 22 23:35
schestowitz Excellent. Now they owe me an apology (the Mono fans) Dec 22 23:35
trmanco throw this into there faces Dec 22 23:36
trmanco and see how they react Dec 22 23:36
trmanco GNOME should be *cute* based :-P Dec 22 23:37
trmanco http://digg.com/linux_unix/OpenSUSE_11… Dec 22 23:39
schestowitz Qt? Dec 22 23:40
MinceR i prefer KMail anyway :> Dec 22 23:40
schestowitz Mark S thought about itr. Dec 22 23:40
trmanco yeah cute Dec 22 23:40
MinceR http://www.myextralife.com/?p=10551 Dec 22 23:41
schestowitz They’ll spin it I bet… saying that OpenSUSE made some mistake. We shall see.. Dec 22 23:42
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trmanco For Windows, 2008 Was a Roller Coaster: http://www.pcworld.com/article/155925/… Dec 22 23:45
trmanco weeeee Dec 22 23:45
schestowitz ndows Dec 22 23:47
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  15. IRC Proceedings: Monday, October 25, 2021

    IRC logs for Monday, October 25, 2021



  16. [Meme] “Social Democracy” at the EPO

    Some comments on the current situation at the European Patent Office from Goran Gerasimovski, the new EPO Administrative Council delegate for North Macedonia and Social Democratic candidate for mayor of Centar (a municipality of Skopje)



  17. [Meme] António Campinos Visits the OSIM

    António Campinos visits OSIM Director-General Ionel Muscalu in February 2014



  18. [Meme] [Teaser] Meet the President

    Later today we shall see what Romania did for Battistelli



  19. Links 26/10/2021: Latte Dock 0.10.3 and Linux 5.15 RC7

    Links for the day



  20. Gemini Protocol's Originator: “I Continue to Care About This Project and I Care About the Community That Has Formed Around It.”

    'Solderpunk' is back from a long hiatus; this bodes well for Geminispace, which grew fast in spite of the conspicuous absence



  21. Bulgarian Like Bavarian Serfdom

    Bulgarian politics seem to have played a big role in selecting chiefs and delegates who backed Benoît Battistelli‘s unlawful proposals, which treat workers almost like slaves and ordinary citizens as disposable ‘collaterals’



  22. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXIII: The Balkan League - Bulgaria

    Today we examine the role of Bulgaria in Benoît Battistelli‘s liberticidal regime at the EPO (as well as under António Campinos, from 2018 to present) with particular focus on political machinations



  23. Links 25/10/2021: New Slackware64-current and a Look at Ubuntu Budgie

    Links for the day



  24. Links 25/10/2021: pg_statement_rollback 1.3 and Lots of Patent Catchup

    Links for the day



  25. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part III — A Story of Plagiarism and Likely Securities Fraud

    Today we tread slowly and take another step ahead, revealing the nature of only some among many problems that GitHub and Microsoft are hiding from the general public (to the point of spiking media reports)



  26. [Meme] [Teaser] Oligarchs-Controlled Patent Offices With Media Connections That Cover Up Corruption

    As we shall see later today, the ‘underworld’ in Bulgaria played a role or pulled the strings of politically-appointed administrators who guarded Benoît Battistelli‘s liberticidal regime at the EPO



  27. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, October 24, 2021

    IRC logs for Sunday, October 24, 2021



  28. Links 25/10/2021: EasyOS 3.1 and Bareflank 3.0

    Links for the day



  29. The Demolition of the EPO Was Made Possible With Assistance From Countries That Barely Have European Patents

    The legal basis of today's EPO has been crushed; a lot of this was made possible by countries with barely any stakes in the outcome



  30. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXII: The Balkan League - North Macedonia and Albania

    We continue to look at Benoît Battistelli‘s enablers at the EPO


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