Alongside the impressive technology advances of the last two decades, many see a destructive use of software patents corrupting the marketplace for ideas.
This Global Legal Monitor article by Peter Roudik covering Communications was published on December 30, 2011 for Belarus
Cheaper printers are bringing it outside R&D departments.
Last week, I figured out that I am a part-time locust. Here's how it happened. I was picking the brain of a restauranteur for insight into things like Groupon. He confirmed what we all unders
Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network's director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business. It is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of Open Data to help achieve the G20's economic growth target. Martin makes the economic case for open data below.
Key insights for international business.
Ah, it really was just recently that we were talking about the seminal Supreme Court case, Gottschalk v. Benson, in which the Justices made it clear that you cannot just patent an algorithm that converts numbers: It is conceded that one may not...
A Gartner report suggests open data can be more valuable to businesses than collecting big data.
A brief account of the Radical Design week seminar and how one designs for the radical re-design of business. What do companies need to do to thrive in a non-linear world?
It's very easy to ascertain that 'open is good', but is there a clear business case for opening up your data? That's been a key question at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki, and not one with easy answers.
August 6, 2012 Evidence abounds that the industry business model of online advertising, minus Google, is shockingly weak competitively, given how many people assume advertising is supposed to be the viable competitive monetization engine that will sustain the "free and open Internet" long term. Anyone open to connecting-the-dots of recent public evidence will see an Continue Reading
One of the great things about free software is that it's free in both senses. But it's also a problem for the people who write it, since it makes earning a living from doing so hard. Glyn Moody looks at how that has gradually evolved over time.
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The Sad Face of American Business: How Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Rips Off Its Customers Recently, I couldn't find my normal laundry detergent, so ... - Tim O'Reilly - Google+
When thinking about the value of the data a company collects vs. the traditional value of the product it may produce, collecting and analyzing broad categories
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You've probably heard of this intriguing new crowd-funding service called Kickstarter, right? (If not, how are you getting this website from that cave of yours?). A lot of people are using it to fund all kinds of exciting new things, and it's obviously useful option for free software projects. Properly used, it can allow us to close the gap against proprietary applications that still have more polish or exist in niches that require more capitalization. But the idea that it is somehow immoral to ask for money to work on free software has got to go!
Last week, we had the first OpenOffice release, since the project was donated to the Apache foundation. This raised a lot of questions and many users wondered what is the point,