Since 1996 which saw the publication of the Green Paper “Government Direct” the Government has published a new digital strategy almost annually, often supplemented. “Government Direct” not easy to find now but a contemporaneous analysis explains that the three purposes… Continue Reading
We’ve discussed the adverse consequences of arbitrary changes in proprietary software for ordinary users when we learned the the music composition software Sibelius is going into deep freeze. Here’s another example why everyone should want software to be open source.
Apparently two wrongs do make a right The London School of Economics has just published some interesting research on patent litigation: Trolls at the High Court? (pdf) In the abstract we can read: Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), often referred to… Continue Reading
So, apparently, Sibelius is being put into deep freeze. That’s this one, the composing software not this one, the composer, who’s been beyond the deep freeze for a few years now. Apparently composers really like it and there’s a deep… Continue Reading
An OSC paper explaining why royalty free open standards are essential for reducing public sector ICT expenditure and illustrating the vital role that public sector ICT could play as a source of innovation and growth in the economy. Growth, innovation… Continue Reading
A recent article in the Guardian “CESG asserts security of open source software” contains the following: [A Cabinet Office official] said that simply considering open source alternatives helps improve competition, and mentioned that he encouraged a department to pilot open… Continue Reading
In May 2011 we made an FOI request about about the Open Source Advisory Panel (OSAP) – see also Evidence supplied to PASC by Minister for the Cabinet Office. Eventually we were advised: Cabinet Office is in the process of… Continue Reading
This international reference work is targeted towards lawyers, jurists and academics. The book provides an introduction to software protection, a general analysis of legislation and case law for a number of countries, e.g., the United Kingdom. It can also be… Continue Reading
Thomas Thym has kindly agreed to allow us to host a copy of his paper discussing the seven principles of building open source communities given at the Desktop Summit in 2010. It’s available here
Another opportunity to discover OpenERP Following the success of “Discovering OpenERP” in May this year OpenERP will be hosting another seminar in London on Thursday 14 July.