business

Heartbleed and open source

May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Heartbleed bug was caused by a business model error. When we were in the real-time software business, our best customer was an old line manufacturing business that wanted [...]

Economics of Free Software

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fate has made me the “money guy” for OpenSSL so I’m going to talk about that for a bit. As has been well reported in the news of late, the OpenSSL Software Foundation [...]

At issue in Apple versus Samsung patent fight

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A system and method causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data. The system provides an analyzer server, an application program [...]

Patent Reform modest proposal.

December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Companies over a certain size should be required to show that they have evaluated a patent claim from a small entity in good faith. That is, if they get a claim that they are [...]

Paying for music

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Streaming services rely on a weird conceit, but it’s not a new one. Like record labels, these companies can’t exist—they literally have no product—without [...]

What are patents for

January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mr. R.J. Hall designed a new product known as a “Towel Tote” that is basically an absorbent scarf with pockets on the ends.  [See one here]. After filing his [...]

Free Software Patents: Alan Cox

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. A method, comprising: storing, by one or more processors, confidential data in a confidential section of virtual memory, wherein storing the confidential data in the [...]

Free software and newspapers

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Folks who decry the idea of subscriber fees argue that paywalls won’t work, and that those who advocate for them, don’t understand the Internet. The opposite is true. [...]
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