Microsoft Skype is Collapsing While Ballmer is Pressured to Resign and More People Flee

Posted in Finance, Microsoft at 10:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


Summary: Debt-saddled Microsoft is losing Skype users, losing staff, and the CEO is asked to step down

MICROSOFT’S growing debt is being discussed quite heavily in IRC right now (logs will have been published by the morning). It was not so long ago that IBM, which almost had gone bankrupt, surpassed Microsoft in terms of perceived market value (which is a value of meaning only to Wall Street with all of its infamous bubbles).

“Here is a link you might enjoy,” wrote to us a reader some minutes ago, “I always figure that when Gates saw the dead end for Microsoft ($18 bn loss at the end of the 90′s), Ballmer was brought it to ride it into the ground.”

This relates to the following news that’s seemingly everywhere by now. To quote one article:

Hedge fund president calls for Microsoft CEO to step down

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer should step down and “give someone else a chance” according to hedge fund manager David Einhorn, pointing to the drastic drop in the Redmond-based company’s stock over the past decade.

Einhorn said that Microsoft’s chief executive is “stuck in the past” and his presence inside the company is the “biggest overhang on Microsoft stock” whilst speaking at the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference in New York on Wednesday. Ironically, Microsoft’s stock – which has barely risen or fallen in over a decade – actually gained 0.87 percent in after-hours trading after the outspoken hedge fund manager’s comments, the most of any industry average industrial component on the Dow Jones.

As we noted earlier this month, his crazy purchase of Skype might cost him his job. His outrageous, inflammatory statements about Free software cannot help either. But perhaps more importantly and timely is the Skype crash that is being reported at the moment. To quote the article “Skype crashes and burns” from the start of the problem description: “But now the service has given up the ghost, sending me into an infinite loop as non-functionality on two machines, one running that old dog Vista and one running funky new-fangled WIndows 7.”

“As we noted earlier this month, his crazy purchase of Skype might cost him his job.”A few years ago Skype crashed for everyone because of Windows Update. Put Microsoft and Skype together and all that’s left is an exclusionary service that blocks competition [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] and wields software patents. To quote Linux guru SJVN: “I told you so. I knew that Steve Ballmer could talk all he wanted about how Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms, but that there was no way he’d actually do it. The first proof is here. Digium, the company behind the popular open-source Asterisk private-branch exchange (PBX) program, has announced that Skype has unilaterally ended its deal that allowed Asterisk to work with Skype.”

Microsoft has chosen to work with nobody else (of value) and instead to stomp on everything. This is why the company is failing where it cannot break the law (e.g. to ensure OEMs only ever install Windows). The Microsoft boosters currently try to find out why a self-professed open source backer is quitting Microsoft [1, 2] just like many companies are fleeing away from Microsoft:

In 2008, Microsoft hired Hamilton “Hammett” Verissimo, the founder of the open-source Castle Project, as a program manager on the Microsoft Extensibility Framework (MEF) team in the company’s Developer Division. On May 17, 2011, Verissimo quit Microsoft.

He merely leaves a sinking ship along with almost all the top managers, except Mundie the lobbyist, Gutierrez the patent extortionist, and Ballmer the bully. The company we now know as Microsoft is a racketeer, a mole, a liquidator, and a darn good liar.

Links 26/5/2011: Chromebooks and Servers Optimism

Posted in News Roundup at 7:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNOME bluefish



  • Desktop

    • Bringing Technology to a Community
    • Mini-PC offers Chrome OS, modular design

      Xi3 Corp. announced the first desktop PC based on Google’s Chrome OS, based closely on its Linux-ready Xi3 Modular Computer mini-PC. The ChromiumPC offers a modular design, including a swappable processor board with a single- or dual-core x86 processor, as well as two upgradable I/O boards.

    • Here come the Chromebooks

      In about three weeks, we can stop talking about how Chromebooks-light-weight laptops running Google’s Chrome OS-might, or might not, work in the real world because we’ll get our hands on the first two models: the Samsung Series 5 and the Acer Wi-Fi Chromebook. Here’s what we know now about them.

  • Server

    • Cray’s Linux-based supercomputer integrates AMD Opteron and Nvidia Tesla tech

      Cray’s latest supercomputer will run Cray’s modified version of SUSE Linux on AMD’s upcoming 16-core “Interlagos” Opteron chip and Nvidia’s Tesla 20-Series GPU (graphics processing unit). The XK6 system should deliver up to 50 petaflops of performance when it ships later this year, claims Cray.

    • IBM Tops HP, Oracle In Server Growth

      IBM’s server revenues grew 22.1% in the first quarter, outpacing rivals as demand for the types of high-end systems in which Big Blue specializes picked up.

    • rPath Is on the Right Track with X6

      The company’s latest offering, rPath X6, expands its ambitions with powerful configuration management capabilities and a spruced-up user interface.

  • Kernel Space

  • Applications

  • Desktop Environments

    • GNOME Desktop

      • Ubuntu Ambiance GNOME Shell Theme

        After Adwance (Ambiance ported to GTK3), we now have a GNOME Shell theme to get a complete Ambiance look in GNOME Shell thanks to Half-left’s latest “Ubuntu Ambiance” Shell theme:

  • Distributions

    • New Releases

      • Zenwalk Gnome 7.0 is ready !

        We are proud to provide Zenwalk gnome 7.0 based on gnome 2.32.1. It is the last step before going to gnome 3.0.


        Kernel with BFS scheduler and performance tweaks

    • Red Hat Family

      • CentOS 5.6: The Reliable Server OS Gets a Revamp

        CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) is the most popular Linux distribution used for web servers, running around 30% of the world’s Linux-based websites, according to a survey by W3Techs. CentOS is built from the freely available sources for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 (RHEL) and supports 32- and 64-bit x86 architectures. Since it depends on Red Hat releasing the sources, CentOS is always behind the current Red Hat release. RHEL 5.6 was released in January 2011, and CentOS 5.6 followed last month. I downloaded and tested the latest version and found that CentOS remains a trustworthy server solution. System administrators familiar with any of the CentOS 5 releases will feel immediately at home with this release.

      • Storix announces disaster recovery support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

        Storix Inc., a provider of a Unix-based system recovery solution for AIX, Solaris and Linux systems, announced Tuesday general availability of System Backup Administrator 7.2 (SBAdmin), now with support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

        Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 offers a number of feature enhancements and additions optimizing the capabilities of customer hardware. Now, with SBAdmin, customers can perform system recovery to the same or different hardware, or to and from virtual systems. SBAdmin works on all supported Red Hat platforms, including Intel 32-bit, 64-bit or IBM Power.

      • Fedora

    • Debian Family

      • Derivatives

        • Canonical/Ubuntu

          • ←Turning Wireless on Causes Laptop to Freeze on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal? My Work Around
            Better Clickpad Support for Ubuntu 11.04

            Ever since I got my HP probook 4420s I have been on a search for the Touchpad (or Clickpad as it is called) Nirvana. On Kubuntu 10.10 Out of the box the clickpad was basically useless, right click and middle click did not work. Thankfully though, a work around helped get the most basic functionality working, but lacked multi-touch (even though the clickpad supports multi-touch) Another patch was released which gave clickpad multitouch support but removed right click option (You have to do a 2 finger tab to right click)

          • Flavours and Variants

            • Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2 Is Available for Download

              Barry Kauler, the father of Puppy Linux, has just announced today, May 25th, the immediate availability for download of the Puppy Linux 5.1.2 Wary operating system, an edition of Puppy Linux intended for antique machines.

              The new Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2 distribution focuses on supporting older hardware components. It also brings lots of improvements and bug fixes over previous releases.

              “I was thinking of this release as a bugfix release of 5.1.1, but when I started to tally the changes, I realised that there are a lot and probably I should have bumped the version to 5.2!” – said Barry Kauler in the official release announcement.

Free Software/Open Source

  • Time for Amazon to pay its dues to open source?

    Now, say what you will about Google – and there are certainly things to say that aren’t exactly complimentary – but this provides a very useful boost for free software, which finds it hard to fund coders to do all those little tasks that need doing but that nobody ever quite got round to. It also helps train the next generation of hackers – something of vital importance.

    And that’s just one of the ways that Google supports open source. Releasing the code for Android (well, eventually) is another, as is employing many of the top open source hackers at presumably generous salaries (who says giving away your code doesn’t pay?)

    Now let’s compare Google with another leading technology company that also runs its operations pretty much entirely on free software: Amazon.

  • Pearson Moves Product to Open Source Licensing

    …to the business-friendly Apache 2.0 free and open source software license. This migration represents a big win for the SIF software development community and existing customers can migrate to the new release with no change in their agent development, sales or delivery approach.

  • Web Browsers

    • Chrome

      • 7 Exciting Web Apps in the Chrome Web Store!

        Google Chrome web store, an online web store for Google Chrome that houses extensions, themes and web-apps. Some web-apps are particularly worth mentioning. The apps reviewed in this post are free and are not aimed at any particular group (such as developers, project managers, cloud service users or for users from specific etc.) They have a wide-range utility!

      • Chrome will bring about the ICT revolution in schools.

        Google Chrome netbooks are being targeted directly at education and for good reason. Initial press reactions to the Chrome-book are enthusiastic … with two caveats. These are: ‘it’s a bit expensive for an empty book isn’t it?’ and ‘great concept … maybe too soon?’.

        Nonsense, the Chrome books will save education an absolute fortune and render existing ICT models obsolete: here’s why.

    • Mozilla

  • SaaS

    • Citrix preps own version of OpenStack

      Business Solo: the phone plan that gives you more

      Citrix has announced that it will offer its own version of OpenStack, the open source “infrastructure cloud” platform originally created by NASA and Rackspace.

    • Mo Data Mo Money: Open Source Business Models

      RedMonk co-founder and analyst Stephen O’Grady recently gave a talk at Open Source Business Conference. He’s posted his notes and slides here. In the talk, he emphasized his idea that there are four generations of software companies, and that selling software is becoming harder and harder. O’Grady sees the way forward for open source companies is leveraging data.

  • Oracle/Java/LibreOffice

    • Review: LibreOffice 3.3 is a viable alternative to Microsoft Word

      Buying the latest edition of a pricey word processor like Microsoft Word for a large number of employees can seem like a bitter pill.

      So you might stick with the last edition for a bit longer, or turn to one of the free options like OpenOffice. These tend to be simpler and less capable than Microsoft’s programs but since many people only scratch the surface of Word’s advanced functions, a cheaper, simpler alternative is worth considering. LibreOffice is the newest free suite of word processor, speadsheet, database and so on.

    • Sun Shines on Oracle as Server Market Rebounds
  • Healthcare

  • Funding


    • @CERN

      just a short note, to tell you that a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to be invited to give a lecture at CERN [...] I learned about their needs vs C++ and its runtime library, and sometimes have been able to suggest specific C++0x features to try together with the latest GCC releases, which potentially could improve their software, from the performance point of view or somehow else.

  • Project Releases

    • CUBRID 8.4.0 has arrived w/ x2 faster database engine!

      Here we are! The new and yet the most powerful with almost twice faster database engine CUBRID 8.4.0 beta has arrived!

      This new release is a combination of great new features, frequently request by the users, and increased performance. We have managed to improve the engine performance by almost three fold for certain functions. Based on the same scenario [link to a QA Completion Report (PDF)] we usually used to conduct the quality assurance of a new release, we have seen huge improvements.

  • Public Services/Government

  • Licensing

  • Openness/Sharing

    • Open Hardware

      • Finding the Next Mark Zuckerberg

        Alexander Kiselev is a 19-year-old immigrant from Moscow who is worried that scientific advances in the biosciences aren’t developing fast enough. To spark a new age of discovery, he wants to make experimentation cheaper by creating affordable scientific instruments. With help from the open source hardware community, his first project will be an inexpensive high performance liquid chromatography system, a tool that helps biochemists analyze the components of a sample.

  • Programming

    • Rails 3.1 Nears Delivery

      The open source Ruby on Rails community is gearing up for their next major release.

      This week Rails 3.1 was released as a release candidate, debuting new features for streaming, JavaScript integration and security. Rails 3.1 is the first major update to Rails since the 3.0 release in summer of 2010.

      “There is some very important stuff in Rails 3.1,” Nic Williams, VP of technology at Engine Yard told InternetNews.com.


      From a security perspective, Rails 3.1 also provides developers with a number of improvements. The new Force SSL controller is all about making sure connections are safe and encrypted.


  • Who Belongs to the API Billionaires Club?
  • Health/Nutrition

    • As pollution soars, cancer is now the leading cause of death in China

      The Earth Policy Institute reported on figures today showing that cancer is now the leading cause of death in China, accounting for a quarter of all deaths in the country. The most common type? Lung cancer – caused in large part by increasingly foul air due to a heavy reliance on coal:

      Deaths from this typically fatal disease have shot up nearly fivefold since the 1970s. In China’s rapidly growing cities, like Shanghai and Beijing, where particulates in the air are often four times higher than in New York City, nearly 30 percent of cancer deaths are from lung cancer.

      The figures, which were compiled from the Chinese Ministry of Health, show the other side of China’s rush to develop new sources of energy. In the case of lung cancer, the bad air is compounded by soaring tobacco use.

  • Security

    • Wednesday’s security updates
    • ElcomSoft cracks iOS encryption system

      Security researchers from Elcomsoft have discovered a method that allows them to copy and decrypt the memory of iPhones that have built-in hardware encryptionPDF (3GS and 4); hardware encryption is also built into the iPod Touch (3rd generation or later) and all iPad models. What makes their discovery special is that they apparently read the memory directly, which, for instance, even enabled them to restore deleted data. ElcomSoft says that this is particularly relevant for forensic investigations.

  • Defence/Police/Aggression

    • Egypt to reopen Gaza strip crossing for first time since 2007

      Egypt will open its crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, Cairo’s interim military government has announced.

      The move will significantly ease a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory, but sets up a potential conflict with Israel.

    • Officer who shot student had history of not following orders

      Shortly after a supervisor told Daniel Alvarado to stay with the victim of a minor assault and not search for the suspect, the school district officer ran into the backyard of a Northwest Side home with his gun drawn.

      Moments later, Alvarado fired his weapon, killing an unarmed 14-year-old boy.

    • There’s a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says

      You may think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) says it’s worse than you’ve heard.

      Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the surveillance law as early as Thursday. But Wyden says that what Congress will renew is a mere fig leaf for a far broader legal interpretation of the Patriot Act that the government keeps to itself — entirely in secret. Worse, there are hints that the government uses this secret interpretation to gather what one Patriot-watcher calls a “dragnet” for massive amounts of information on private citizens; the government portrays its data-collection efforts much differently.

    • Reid duels Rand on lapsing Patriot Act

      The federal Patriot Act could briefly expire by the end of the week if U.S. Sen. Rand Paul insists on votes for controversial amendments, officials say.

      The Hill newspaper said if the lapse occurs it could severely impact the law enforcement community, which uses it to track suspected terrorists.

      Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tabled a motion to extend the Patriot Act in what the newspaper said was a complicated maneuver to circumvent Paul, R-Ky. The maneuver was designed to save time while Paul resists the extension of the law, which expires at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Senate aides told the newspaper.

  • Cablegate

    • WikiLeaks: Saudis often warned U.S. about oil speculators

      When oil prices hit a record $147 a barrel in July 2008, the Bush administration leaned on Saudi Arabia to pump more crude in hopes that a flood of new crude would drive the price down. The Saudis complied, but not before warning that oil already was plentiful and that Wall Street speculation, not a shortage of oil, was driving up prices.

      Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi even told U.S. Ambassador Ford Fraker that the kingdom would have difficulty finding customers for the additional crude, according to an account laid out in a confidential State Department cable dated Sept. 28, 2008,

  • Censorship

    • Obama Should Resist Sarkozy’s Quest to Regulate the Internet

      Addressing some 800 technology executives in Paris on Tuesday at the “eG8″ conference that he created, French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented a vision of greater government involvement in and regulation of the Internet. He plans to push this vision onto G8, G20 and United Nations countries, but it’s an innovation-smothering approach that President Obama should avoid at all costs.

  • Civil Rights

    • US to store passenger data for 15 years

      The personal data of millions of passengers who fly between the US and Europe, including credit card details, phone numbers and home addresses, may be stored by the US department of homeland security for 15 years, according to a draft agreement between Washington and Brussels leaked to the Guardian.

      The “restricted” draft, which emerged from negotiations between the US and EU, opens the way for passenger data provided to airlines on check-in to be analysed by US automated data-mining and profiling programmes in the name of fighting terrorism, crime and illegal migration. The Americans want to require airlines to supply passenger lists as near complete as possible 96 hours before takeoff, so names can be checked against terrorist and immigration watchlists.

Clip of the Day

AVATAR – Official Launch Trailer (HD)

Credit: TinyOgg

ES: El Gallinero de Europa Quiere Patentes de Software

Posted in Google, Intellectual Monopoly, Microsoft, Patents at 6:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vincent Van Quickenborne

(ODF | PDF | English/original)

Resumen: Una mirada fresca a quienes están presionando por las patentes de software en Europa y quienes los antagonizan esta semana.

La política de Europa está bajo ataque. Las empresas de todo el Atlántico desean aumentar su punto de apoyo y todo lo que necesita es un puñado de políticos corruptibles, que estará feliz de llevar el agua de los intereses extranjeros que perjudican directamente a la ciencia y la tecnología en todo el mundo. Uno de los últimos BURROS (sí con mayúsculas) para las malas políticas de patentes es el trístemente célebre Vincent Van Quickenborne [1[http://techrights.org/2010/03/03/bull-openoffice-org-and-munich/], 2[http://techrights.org/2010/07/21/fraunhofer-patent-news-from-europe/], 3[http://techrights.org/2010/10/05/vincent-van-quickenborne-on-swpats/], 4[http://techrights.org/2010/10/06/european-maximalists/], 5[http://techrights.org/2010/10/12/quickenborne-and-bsa-help-promote-swpats/], 6[http://techrights.org/2010/10/14/swpats-drama-in-europe/>, 7[http://techrights.org/2010/11/10/european-patent-lobby-in-wsj/], 8[http://techrights.org/2010/10/20/lobby-for-rand-with-gpl-lies/], 9phttp://techrights.org/2010/11/28/innovation-union-and-timbl-on-frand/[, 10phttp://techrights.org/2010/12/04/front-group-act-and-vincentvq/], 11[http://techrights.org/2010/12/29/worst-of-2010-awards/], 12[http://techrights.org/2010/12/13/excluding-italy-for-swpats/], 13[http://techrights.org/2011/01/19/apple-accused-market-abuse/]]. El todavía echa kerosena a la propaganda de la EPO (Oficina Europea de Patentes) para más patentes (de negocios) y de litigios tambiénp[http://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/71122771928813568]. Para citar a:

Vincent van Quickenborne dice que una patente unitaria proporcionará una protección más barata, más fácil y completa para los inventores europeos.

Lo parafresaría como “una patente unitaria proporcionará mayor entradas para los patent trolls al obligar a pagar a todos los inverntores europeos”, “Oh si, dejeme arrimarles la yuca, que no les dolerá”. Los desarrolladores europeos de software – me incluyo – deben estar muy preocupados por esto. Una plaga que causa un gran daño a los desarrolladores de América se está exportando a Europa con la previsión que probablemente abarque el resto de Asia, también. Los monopolios no quieren la paz y nunca puede obtener suficientes leyes que legitimen su infinito sentido del derecho, como una especie de un plan de bienestar corporativo. Hay debates en curso en las listas de correo FFII (Fundación para una Infraestructura de Información Libre), (la lista pertinente parece ser privado, por lo que no se cita nada de ella aquí) y que parece que muchos desarrolladores europeos se preocupan sobre los desarrollos recientes, sobre todo, un informe del Reino Unido y el unitario vestíbulo de la patentes. El presidente de la FFII señala[http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/70823973226680320]: “SWPATS en el Reino Unido, más carga para los desarrolladores de software: http://ur1.ca/47lsk” (un artículo titulado “pide el informe del Reino Unido a las reformas a la ley de propiedad intelectual” es proporcionar un contexto/fondophttp://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/75073/UK-report-calls-for-reforms-to-intellectual-property-law[). El conecta a este informe del gobiernophttp://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/detail.aspx?NewsAreaId=2&ReleaseID=419543&SubjectId=2[, señalando[http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/71177716866621440]:

Super alta prioridad para el Reino Unido IPreview: pista de las patentes unificado y de la UE y el sistema de patentes de la UE para validar swpats: http://ur1.ca/47y85

También hay esto desde el Reino Unido-IPO (Oficina de Propiedad Intelectual), en el que las observaciones [http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/71177026324803584] formuladas por escrito: “IPreview utiliza el término” programas de ordenador no técnicos “, ¿pero que no es técnico? http://ur1.ca/47y7m ”

“La Comisión Europea trata de poner la ley de patentes fuera de Europa”, concluye[http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/71242904928141312]. Hemos escrito sobre esto antes. Europa cede su soberanía y permite que mega-corporaciones salgan con la suya a costa del público. Muy desalentador. Del mismo modo que escribe[http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/71235964370042880] con respecto a este[http://www.eplawpatentblog.com/eplaw/2011/05/eu-commission-non-paper-solutions-for-a-unified-patent-litigation-system.html] artículo que el documento no oficial de la Comisión para hackear la decisión del Tribunal de Justicia, el objetivo es validar las patentes de software de la UE con una Corte central “(véase el sitio web de la FFII para futura referencias[http://epla.ffii.org/forum/t-362092/european-commission-tries-to-put-patent-law-out-of-the-acqui]).

El Dr. Glyn Moody, un británico matemático convertido en periodista, entre tanto critica la “Cumbre Mundial de Derecho de Autor[http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2011/05/world-copyright-summit-7-billion.html]“, que curiosamente excluye a la partes interesada más importante:

Los organizadores parecen realmente haber incluido a todos, como ellos dicen: “Todos los actores involucrados en las industrias creativas – creación, concesión de licencias, el uso, la legislación de gestión colectiva, y la difusión de la propiedad intelectual y contenidos creativos.”

Bueno, todos menos uno: El PúBLICO.

El público es el elefante en la habitación, en esta conferencia – o, mejor dicho, los siete billones de elefantes en la sala.

No sólo es el público el que no participa aquí, ni siquiera se menciona, como si la palabra fuera una especie de contaminación en estos sagrados recintos celebrar el gran monopolio intelectual de los derechos de autor, y la manera de extraer el máximo “valor” de ella.

Es lo mismo cuando se trata de patentes. Citando el registro (de un autor famoso, que odia la libertad[http://slated.org/bullshit_blocker]), de veras que parece que las patentes de software no están ahí todavía, al menos no en Europa[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/18/hargreaves_summary_and_first_reaction/].

Para las patentes de software, el informe es escéptico sobre sus “beneficios”, y pone de relieve la confusión en la interpretación en el marco del Convenio sobre la Patente Europea (CPE).

Vale la pena prestar atención a es la posición de Google en este punto. Google ha estado sufriendo mucho por las patentes de software. En Europa no tiene por qué cambiar/corregir cualquiera de nuestras leyes, meramente debe limitarse a la necesidad de preservar la exclusión de las patentes de software. A pesar de las aparentes excepciones (por ejemplo, la patente FAT de Microsoft[http://techrights.org/2010/04/23/contradicting-epo-rules/] y Siemens [1[http://techrights.org/2010/05/19/germany-software-patents-ruling/], 2[http://techrights.org/2010/07/21/crackers-crack-siemens/]]), los tribunales alemanes son capaces de volver a sus sentidos y la navegación de migas de pan se consideran no patentables[http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2011/05/german-federal-court-bread-crumbs.html] por el Tribunal Federal Alemán:

En una sentencia del 24 de febrero de 2011, las razones por las que sólo salió a luz hace poco tiempo, el Tribunal Federal Alemán (BGH) confirmó una decisión del Tribunal Federal de Patentes, que invalidó la patente alemana Siemens DE 101 15 895 C1, a la que me tomo la libertad de referirme como la “patente de migas de pan”.

Otra pérdida para las patentes de software.

“Siemens es probablemente que el solicitante de más patentes a nivel mundial “líder””, afirmó Marcio B. Jr. Hace unos días [1[http://twitter.com/MBjunior/statuses/70844093013569537], 2[http://twitter.com/MBjunior/statuses/70850349514240001]]. Siemens es también defensor/grupo de presión para las patentes de software. ¿Podríamos ver a la afirmación de que las patentes de software en Europa[http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Software_Patents_in_Europe] son ignorados por el sistema legal?

La afirmación sobre Siemens está siendo impugnada por el presidente de la FFII, quien dice que Philips – no Siemens – es la peor entre las empresas europeas[http://twitter.com/zoobab/statuses/71116485292081152].

Philips esta presionando por un tribunal central de patentes en la UE, es el número uno de los empujador de http://ur1.ca/47wn8 de las patentes de software

Otro impulsor de ellas es Bill Gates y su compañero[http://techrights.org/2011/04/13/elop-led-nokia-and-bill-gates-lobby-europe-amid-new-push-ushering-in-software-patents/] (como se ha señalado anteriormente el día de hoy[http://techrights.org/2011/05/20/gates-pyramid-schemes/]), no sólo de Microsoft y sus cabilderos.

Este es un tema de alcance internacional. No sólo los europeos deben mantener un ojo en él, y si Europa se rinde a el gallinero, el resto del mundo, posiblemente, lo seguirá.

Translation produced by Eduardo Landaveri, the esteemed administrator of the Spanish portal of Techrights.

ES: Europa Hace a Sus Jueces Opinar Sobre Patentes de Software

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

¿Importación de sistemas fracasados?

Supreme Court under construction

(ODF | PDF | English/original)

Resumen: La cuestión de la patentabilidad del software sale a la luz de nuevo, a pesar del hecho de que los europeos (no los abogados de patentes europeos) ya han decidido que no quieren las patentes de software.

El debate sobre las patentes de software en Europa [http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Software_Patents_in_Europe] ha sido intenso recientemente. En respuesta a una ex diputado es mucho más sano que el gallinero[http://techrights.org/2011/05/20/swpats-eu-lobby/], la FFII (Fundación para una Infraestructura de Información Libre) subraya que[http://twitter.com/FFII/statuses/73363995423285249] “Las patentes de software sí puede ser utilizada para sofocar el acceso de los ciegos a las obras con derechos de autor internacionales, también DRM (Manejo de Restricciones Digitales”, y agregó que de acuerdo con el refuerzo de las patentes[http://twitter.com/ManagingIP/status/73361516484763648]:

Los jueces debatieron y no llegaron a un acuerdo sobre los métodos de diagnóstico, métodos de negocio y la patentabilidad del software en la salida de la conferencia IPO en Bruselas.

Esto no es algo que esperábamos. ¿Fue esto anunciado? ¿Estuvo en el programa? ¿Por qué incluso estuvieron enfrentados a estos problemas? Europa no quiere y no necesita las patentes de software, que siguen afectando a los Estados Unidos[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/advisor-software-awarded-fourth-patent-for-asi-wealth-manager-122581373.html] y causan problemas allí- problemas que son bien conocidos y documentados a fondo, incluso hoy en día[http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=222982]. Más patentes traen más negocio a los abogados de patentes y a los jueces, pero dañan los desarrolladores y los clientes en todas partes. EL MONOPOLIO NO FOMENTA EL PROGRESO, SOLO LO IMPIDE.

Translation produced by Eduardo Landaveri, the esteemed administrator of the Spanish portal of Techrights.

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