[Fellowship-Slovenia] Free Software and law related links 1.VIII.2011 - 14.VIII.2011

Matija Šuklje hook at fsfe.org
Wed Aug 17 08:09:56 UTC 2011

The past two weeks were quite eventful. Especially regarding patents, where a 
surprisingly huge amount of critique over patents was done, after the Nortel 
patent portfolio is being bought by the Rockstar consortium (Apple, Microsoft, 
RIM, etc.). I would especially like to point you out to the two articles 
published by Forbes (see Software Patents)

As far as business and patents go, the biggest news item was probably Google 
planning to acquire Motorola Mobility (see Free Software Business).

In the Open Standards department, there is an interesting shift, as Skype 
(recently acquired by Microsoft) decides to use Google's VP8 open standard 
video codec for their video calls.

I would like to thank Natalia Evdokimova for her help with collecting these 

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