Begemot (38841) writes "With the rapidly increasing number of hosted web applications, there have been a number efforts to recreate some of the interoperability conveniences of offline operating systems — single sign-on, passing of files between web apps, passing user preferences like language, and organizing files (folders, tags) across different apps.
Previous efforts which address specific aspects have included OpenSocial (for social data) OpenID (for single sign-on) and OpenSAM (for file system access). This week G.ho.st launched a stack of APIs irreverently called GOSPL (standing for G.ho.st web OS PLatform) and an open directory of web apps. For the user GOSPL aims to allow discovery of web apps and allowing all web apps access the user's files while respecting the user's preferences. For the web developer GOSPL provides a WebDAV complaint user file system and direct access to the G.ho.st user base." top
Begemot writes "Did anyone notice that Microsoft changed their campaign again? This is how it was (note the "Imagine NO WALLS" at the bottom on the left) and this is how it is now. They didn't rewrite the entire campaign — but this tiny little change must mean something. Also it still looks like MS not just used the tag line "No walls" but actually represent that they have some of the benefits that they don't (including mobility, independence and openness etc.).
Some say that the trademark was not registered. OTOH, G.ho.st claims to have the rights for the disputed tag line by the virtue of use. And here's my question — if this would happen to you and your company — would you refuse to be bullied and protect your tag line and go against Microsoft even if your feeble attempt would look like a cheap publicity whoring?" top
Begemot writes "G.ho.st, a startup that offers a hosted operating system, has accused Microsoft of violating a company trademark with its prominent use of the phrase "no walls" in its recently unveiled US$300 million Windows marketing and advertising campaign.
Begemot writes "New York Times has a cute article about the first and very ambitious Israeli-Palestinian start-up: G.ho.st. They develop a free, Web-based virtual computer that lets users access their desktop and files from any computer and browser and recently presented it at the All Things D conference. G.ho.st also started moving in the direction of opening its source code to the community and already have their first open source project, called Pixie: http://code.google.com/p/pixie-os/."