On the death of Google Reader

Posted on Thu 14 March 2013 in geek • Tagged with emacs, floss, google, hosting, rss

You can probably tell the sort of on-line company I keep from the deluge of noise on the social networks regarding Google's decision to shut down Reader. However we shouldn't be that surprised. In fact some companies that source content from Reader have anticipated the need to collect content themselves …

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Free Software legal battles version 2

Posted on Wed 03 March 2010 in geek • Tagged with android, apple, floss, htc, iphone, patens, software freedom

"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
- Steve Jobs, Apple

With the embers of the SCO's legal shenanigans slowly dieing down we were long overdue for the next round of legal attacks on Free Software. We all knew it was coming, having failed with spurious copyright claims the …

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