[ANSOL-geral]Algumas notícias: DMCA, Patentes, etc...
Lopo de Almeida
lopo.almeida arroba sitaar.com
Fri Sep 6 13:37:02 2002
Adobe Gets Hit By DMCA
Reeses writes "Adobe has asked a U.S. District court to allow
them to embed ITC and Monotpye fonts in their documents, claiming
"Adobe has asked the court to declare that Adobe's popular Acrobat
product does not violate certain provisions of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA) as claimed by ITC and Agfa Monotype." Which is
interesting after the Skylarov/Elcomsoft debacle from a year or so
ago. I guess they figured that it didn't apply to them since they
Making the Case Against Software Patents?
heretic108 asks: "I'm an open-source developer in a small western
nation, which is slowly starting to take interest in Open Source, but
whose (still MS-dominated) government is currently considering adopting
a software patents regime similar to USA. This nation boasts a smart
and feisty IT community, who have been terribly under-represented in
government. I have a meeting in a week with a prominent member of the
legislature (who has IT portfolio interests), during which I will have
the opportunity to put the case against software patents. I'm asking
for help in assembling information for use in the anti-patents case.
Thank you dearly for any and all help you are able to provide here."
LawMeme Dissects Cornell's DMCA Policy
Ernest_Miller writes "LawMeme takes issue with Cornell's new DMCA
Policy Memo, finding basic legal errors and questionable protections
for academic freedom."
The state of enterprise Linux
"Through 2007, the Linux market will surpass $9 billion in revenue,
approaching 18 percent of total shipped revenues on an initial
acquisition basis ... Linux sales will tend toward high-volume,
low-priced commodity platform shipments, as opposed to heavily
configured (that is, with large memory, CPUs and attached storage)
systems of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems."
Is Linux poised to topple Microsoft?
"Its supporters say Linux is a much more robust, stable and secure
operating system than anything else out there. In fact, universities
and other large institutions have been using Linux in their big server
computers for crunching large amounts of technical data, and the
software powers many Web sites. 2002 could be shaping up as the Year of
the Penguin, Linux's official mascot."
UnitedLinux plans face upheaval
"Doubts were raised last week over the viability of UnitedLinux, the
joint Linux development effort established by Caldera, Conectiva, Suse
and Turbolinux, following upheaval at two of the founding firms." The
story quotes one analyst expressing doubts about UnitedLinux following
Caldera's name change to SCO and Turbolinux's financial difficulties.
So maybe that's one "doubt" that was raised, instead of several