2002 August 12 Links [9:38 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-08-12 10:44:59)
Moving…. I hope I don’t have to do it again anytime soon!
Microsoft’s Software Choice gets dissected and responded to at The Register - and other inflammatory rhetoric there this week. Also, apparently the language in Alcatel’s employment contract gave them rights to ideas developed by an employee long before (12 years) he worked for them - a cautionary tale.
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Bruce Perens dissects Microsoft’s “Software Choice” proposal (an ironic name to us ex-OS/2 users!) for Peru, as well as the support it gets from Intel and the US government in the Peruvian debate on open source. He also has a counterproposal - Sincere Choice. Just in time for the California initiative along the same lines!
- Richard Forno talks about the MPAA and RIAA desire to control digital information, also at The Register. ZDNet picks up the Reuters news feed, listing the officials signing the letter to Ashcroft.
- A non-geek outlet calls on Coble to rethink the Berman initiative.
- Evan Brown’s ideas belong to Alcatel - the appeal should be interesting.