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New Gov’t Report on Patent Lawsuits is Tepid, But Shows a Clear Trend

The Government Accountability Office has a new report out about patent litigation. The study, which was commissioned as part of the America Invents Act, really features little in the way of useful conclusions or policy suggestions. It ends with a call that the Director of the Patent office "consider examining trends in patent infringement litigation" in order to make the examination process better, and suggests (obviously) that better "patent quality" would be better for everyone.

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Free Software Foundation LibrePlanet Videos Now Available

The Free Software Foundation has announced the availability of the first set of videos from the 2013 LibrePlanet conference. This set includes talks by Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Benjamin Mako Hill, Stefano Zacchiroli, and more.

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More Voices Join the Chorus for Patent Reform

Patent reform is hot! The momentum seems to be building in Congress for patent reform to address the problem of nefarious patent exploiters (also known as non-practicing entities, patent assertion entities, and, less politely, trolls). As previously noted here, there are a number of serious legislative proposals circulating, and the...

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An Elevator Pitch for Open Source

Every year I attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference as an exhibitor. This year's conference was busier than any I've ever been to. So many people had either heard of us (ByWater Solutions) or Koha or just about open source in general. One librarian though approached our booth...

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OSCON 2013: We're Live Blogging!

We're live blogging from OSCON 2013 in Portland, OR. Keep coming back here for updates. Tweets from @opensourceway at the hashtag #oscon. read more...

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