Week 2011-09-25 in review

In Italy the Affliction of Comfort http://t.co/iUK2ObyL # Il deja-vu della riforma fiscale italiana: era gia stata approvata nel 2003 e mai realizzata. S&P ha ragione: inetti! http://t.co/DOZ76IBn # Identi.ca upgraded: do you like it? Answer on my experimental poll http://t.co/L160dxDo # OpenStack Diablo new releases focuses on scalability http://t.co/cu7Dndpa # Acer starts using trains…

Microsoft keeps its habit

Even after Microsoft explanations things haven’t changed: As things stand, Windows 8 certified systems will make it either more difficult or impossible to install alternative operating systems. via mjg59 | UEFI secure booting (part 2).

Week 2011-09-18 in review

http://t.co/XQObqIu I believe there is a correlation between open source and open innovation in some cases. They're not the same thing… # syncevolution is failing to sync with Funambol and I'm not happy about it. Logs are too complex to interpret for me πŸ™ # Good news also for the debate in Europe: Libertarian Think…

More opposition to patents on abstract ideas

This is good news and I hope that the opinion of Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Reason Foundation will help with the debate against software patents also in Europe. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the crisis in our patent system is mostly a crisis in the new categories…

Week 2011-09-11 in review

How can I find out if Buffalo LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1 NAS runs Samba? The box contains no mention of it nor of other GPL code in it # β™Ί @ZDNet: Facebook finally makes your exported data useful http://t.co/poGpFAt < Did anybody try that? # β™Ί @IJNet: 5 ways to report stories with Facebook http://ow.ly/6oQlE #journalism…

The US patent reform bill kills small investors

A bill is on its way for President Obama to sign. It will grant a patent to the first person to file an application with the patent office, even if someone else had previously invented the same technology. Welcome big corporations with big pockets and fancy lawyers, goodbye myth of lonely genius changing the world…

The European Commission like Iran for new gTLD policy

The Internet Governance Project at Syracuse University has published a blog post slamming the European Commission for a paper they published regarding the new ICANN proposed domain policies. The group of academics goes as far as to demand EC officials to resign, saying that their paper makes EC look like Iran, Syria and other freedom-averse…