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March in Techrights (EPO Litigation and More)

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Mar 02, 2024

Judge Gavel and book

THE new month began just over a day ago and it is a very productive month so far. Some horrible people are desperate to slow us down, but don't worry, they cannot. They will keep trying for sure.

This month in Techrights we'll focus a lot on the understaffed EPO, where the General Assembly discussed the main issues about a month ago. We'll shed some more light and illuminate the legal issues. There are quite a few EPO lawsuits and appeals to tribunals. We'll cover those things as well as we can.

There is also expectation of more Microsoft layoffs. Windows is in a freefall and Microsoft is trying to obsess over some chatbots and other hype nobody is willing to use for very long (companies turn it down, so Microsoft starts shoving prompts everywhere in Windows and its "clown" offerings, under the brand "CoPilot" - faking "demand" while alienating users). Like Google, Microsoft keeps RE-announcing the same things over and over again (even under new names/brands), hoping to rekindle interest in what it had wasted billions of dollars on - not to mention water and energy wasted - as per new reports, soon to lose actual usage or promise/prospect of RoI.

Things aren't rosy for Microsoft this year. As the sister site has just noted, "Microsoft [is] Clashing With Atlanta After Landgrab" because plans of expansion basically died. There's no actual expansion as the company's debt goes through the roof and interest rates on the debt do too.

One theme we'll explore a lot when it comes to GNU/Linux is the extent to which communities truly serve communities because, as Daniel Pocock keeps showing, many communities are just staff of some companies like IBM. They actively crush/exploit communities and work to ensure that corporations dominate (control) users. There's a lot of disguised work.

"The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less.‎" - David Emery

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