Udo Schmitz writes "Heises UK site has the english translation of an article from the latest issue of their magazine c't about anonymous' HBGary hack. It shows that there was much more involved than just social engineering to get passwords and how anonymous evolved following OpTunisia and OpEgypt." Link to Original Source top
Udo Schmitz (738216) writes "Today Microsoft announces: "HTC and Microsoft have a long history of technical and commercial collaboration, and today’s agreement is an example of how industry leaders can reach commercial arrangements that address intellectual property, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with HTC." Apparently Microsoft believes that Android infringes on some of their patents and for some reason didn't want to sue Google." Link to Original Source top
Udo Schmitz (738216) writes "Swedish newssite "The Local" reports: "A lawyer representing one of the men convicted in the Pirate Bay trial has called for a retrial after reports that the judge was a member of the same copyright protection organisations as several of the main entertainment industry representatives."" Link to Original Source top
Udo Schmitz writes "As a follow-up to rumours from May this year, World of Apple has a screenshot showing Sun's Zettabyte File System in "the most recent Build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard". Though I still wonder: If it is not meant to replace HFS+, could there be any other reasons to support ZFS?" top
Udo Schmitz writes "Remember when back in 2004 EV1Servers.net bought a "Linux license" from SCO? Now Groklaw has the story how Robert Marsh was extorted into the deal. In an exhibit filed by IBM is the contract that has as nice parts like this: "UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SCO OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE [...] ARISING OUT OF [...] MISREPRESENTATION". There's lot's of fun stuff in the article like exchanges between March and SCO, how much he paid and promises by SCO how Marsh would get publicity through Forbes and Bloomberg interviews." top
Udo Schmitz writes "Groklaw has the news that IBM asked the court to throw out SCO's entire case on summary judgment. From the article: "IBM has filed several motions for summary judgment, one for each of SCO's claims and two more for good measure on two of IBM's counterclaims. In other words, it is asking the court to throw out SCO's entire case, and to grant it judgment on two counterclaims without even going to trial on those two." And: "What does that mean? That if IBM were to prevail on all its motions (of course that is a rare event indeed) then the only thing left to bring to a jury would be IBM's counterclaims. That has to be SCO's worst nightmare. That would mean the only questions for the jury to decide, if they found for IBM on the rest of IBM's counterclaims, would be how bad was SCO and how much do they owe IBM?"" top
Udo Schmitz writes "While news are out that Apple wants to stop companies from using terms like "podcast" or "pod, Wired has the complete text of Apple's cease-and-desist letter to Podcast Ready.
Obviously Apple is under the delusion that people call their iPods not, well "iPod",but instead just "Pod". I suggest all/.ers write a nice and polite letter to Apple pointing out that iPods are still referred to as iPods."
Udo Schmitz writes | more than 6 years ago
Groklaw has a story about Steve Ballmer explicitly threatening Red Hat users at a Q&A in the UK. Here's the video with this statement: "For the appropriate fee Novell customers also get essentially the rights to use our patented intellectual property. And I think it's great, the way Novell stepped up to kind of say: 'intellectual property matters'. People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation eventually to compensate us." That video has been already linked to on/., but I guess noone catched that gem before.
Udo Schmitz writes | more than 6 years ago
Engadget tells us about a presentation by Nokia where they showed some "visions" for the future. See the video and you'll know why there were some laughs in the audience.
Udo Schmitz writes | more than 7 years ago
There is an interesting article on iLounge. Interesting in the "WTF?"-sense. If you have a Core 2 Duo Macintosh, the built in wlan-card is capable of 802.11n. This capability can be unlocked via a software update Apple distributes with the new AirPort Extreme Base Station. Or they will sell it to you for $ 4.99. Why they don't give it away for free? Because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. iLounge cites an Apple representative: "it's about accounting. Because of the Act, the company believes that if it sells a product, then later adds a feature to that product, it can be held liable for improper accounting if it recognizes revenue from the product at the time of sale, given that it hasn't finished delivering the product at that point." Or, to sum it up: Look at the crazy monkey!