FOSS' Fight Against China's Free-as-in-Pirated Syndrome

The tide of software piracy in China may be ebbing. With the clear support of the Chinese government, several software organizations and computer firms based in Europe and the U.S. are conducting events focusing on growing open source in China. 

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Study for US Congress Outlines Options Against Patent Trolls

The H takes a look at a report from the US Congressional Research Service about patent trolling and potential fixes to the system. "According to the researchers, it is worth considering whether to generally shorten the periods of protection for software patents because the trolls file most of their litigation...

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Open-Source Movements Butt Heads Over Logo

A gear logo proposed to represent and easily identify open-source hardware has caught the eyes of the The Open Source Initiative, which believes the logo infringes its trademark.

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Free-Software Activists Hope for Detained Engineer's Freedom

Bassel Khartabil, a volunteer with copyright licensing nonprofit Creative Commons, was reportedly detained by the Syrian government on March 15. [Read more]...

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New EFF Campaign Proposes Seven Changes to U.S. Patent System

Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched Defend Innovation, a campaign to end software patent abuse, promote seven alterations to the United States patent system, and initiate dialogue about the ways software patents actually hinder the inventors they are designed to protect. "The software patent system is broken," said EFF...

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