By joining OIN, Microsoft is legally pledging to make 60,000 patents available to Linux System developers. But it was already subject to a far more powerful obligation.
Articles by Andy Updegrove
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Google/Microsoft/Twitter/Facebook’s new Data Transfer Project promises to make our data more secure and more portable. If only they’d used the right tool for the job.
Ten years ago Microsoft and Linux seemed to be in a fight to the death. Today, Microsoft is one of the biggest supporters of open source projects. Still, it’s acquisition of the globe’s biggest development host leaves some uneasy. Should they be?
The twenty-five countries participating in a global standards effort to create security standards for the blockchain were surprised to find some unusual national representatives from Russia involved: employees of the FSB, the state security service tha…
There’s a belief in some open source circles that standards can be consigned to the ash heap of history now that OSS development has become so central to information technology. While it’s true that today many use cases can be addressed with OSS where …
What if you controlled all of your personal data instead of a dozen enormous companies? That could happen.