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Ikea and RedHat

July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is state of the art for systems software now – which is not all that impressive. Glantz explained that Ikea has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) [...]

Space-X patents

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anderson: So what have all your creative people come up with, then? What’s different in your basic technology versus 50 years ago? Musk: I can’t tell you much. We have [...]

Patents considered harmful, by some.

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

@vyodaiken This makes no sense. You don’t foster competition by handing out monopolies. — Timothy B. Lee (@binarybits) September 16, 2014 That’s not how it [...]

Real-time Linux

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

My opinion has always been that the Linux-RT project was based on an unfixable engineering error.   A few words on the status and the future of RT: [...]

The Horrors of Software Patents

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Patent Number  4701722 A is a perfect example of everything software patent opponents hate about software patents: It implements  mathematical functions that are pretty [...]

The technology disconnect

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

What it did was reinforce a point about the sociology of management: From cars to space shuttles, from offshore oil wells to nuclear reactors, the people who make the [...]

Back in the day

May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is an embarrassing confession when I think back on how little I knew and how much I thought I knew.  At the height of the dot-com/Linux boom, maybe 1999, picture a [...]
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