Monthly Archives: September 2011

Intel Likes Its Own Software Patents

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/13/depending-on-patents Roy’s Summary: Summary: The monopolistic company whose grossly-inflated prices and extortion of rivals depend on patents says that it is wrong for others to have them Wow. Sounds bad. Some “monopolistic company” (Intel, I am guessing by the subject … Continue reading

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Powerset Founder and CEO Quits Microsoft Along With Visual Studio Senior Director and AstroTurfer

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/08/exodus-of-microsoft-managers Roy starts: In the previous post we saw the departure of Microsoft Corporate Vice President Linda Zecher. While researching her exit we also found out that, according to the ‘Microsoft press’, there are some other departures that escaped as … Continue reading

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The Demise of Apple-labelled Foxconn Devices

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/08/apple-imports-at-risk Roy starts with this quote: “We’ve always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” — Steve Jobs Three problems with this. This quote is from 1996 and Roy tries to tie it to recent events as though Jobs was speaking … Continue reading

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Monocalypse

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/08/pinta-officially-dies What is it with Roy and his need to call others names? THE cult of Mono lost much of its following when it lost its sugar daddy, Novell. “Cult of Mono”.  ”sugar daddy”. Please, Roy, if you want to … Continue reading

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What We Learn From Novell’s Patents

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/05/novell-swpats Roy goes on one of his rants against patents again. As I have noted, I largely agree with him that the current patent situation is a mess and the system is out of control. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Allegations against Apple

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/02/apple-crime-allegations Once again Roy just goes off the deep end: THE cult which is Apple “will die with steve jobs,” wrote to me someone in Identi.ca two hours ago, after I had posted a link about Apple losing its leadership … Continue reading

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Anti-Smartphones Patent Troll Equipped With 2,000 Microsoft-led Nokia Patents

References: http://techrights.org/2011/09/02/mosaid-as-litigation-proxy Roy starts by expressing his bias: AS POINTED out about an hour ago, Linux is winning in mobile platforms. Winning by what criteria: Having the most users? Having the highest users satisfaction rates? Making the companies that sell the … Continue reading

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Microsoft and Bill Gates Corrupt Public Systems to Consume Taxpayers’ Money

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/01/lobbyists-and-astroturfing-for-control Roy starts the body of his article with this: WHILE many people assume that Microsoft Windows in education is a matter of choice, it is actually a matter of corruption and imposition. I teach now and have taught at … Continue reading

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More Sex Scandals at Microsoft

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/01/sexual-abuse-msft-uk Roy is showing how much he cares about appropriate views of sex. Excellent. Microsoft has been accused (note, merely accused) of having some “Sex Scandals”. He quotes some accusations of “excessive drunkenness” and “lewd behavior”. He then concludes: One … Continue reading

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Who supports the patent system?

Referencing: http://techrights.org/2011/09/01/swedish-justice-department-and-swpats and http://techrights.org/2011/09/01/patent-reform-wanted-now I certainly make no effort to hide when I disagree with Roy; and I often do disagree. Today, though, I largely agree. In the first of the above linked articles, Roy says: There is no denying that the … Continue reading

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