Recap/Summary of the Digital Market Act workshop in Brussels
This Monday, I was in Brussels to attend a stakeholder workshop for the Digital Market…
Why Open Source should be exempt from Standard-Essential Patents
With the European Commission soon to offer the Parliament a bill relating to Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs),…
What is the Cyber Resilience Act and why it’s dangerous for Open Source
The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is a proposal for a European law that aims to drive the safety and integrity of software of all kinds by extending the “CE” self-attestation mark to software. And it may harm Open Source.
The Fediverse unlocks a world of composable distributed apps
There’s more to Mastodon than just replacing Twitter. ActivityPub has the potential to end the reign of monetized surveillance with a switch to user-owned applications.
On the emerging landscape of open AI
In recent months, principles that underpin Open Source programming and other efforts to build information commons are being applied to AI research and development. It’s a turning point.
Did the US Treasury censor code or illegal actions?
The Tornado Cash case: Did the US Treasury censor code or illegal actions?
How to make app stores friendly to Open Source
App stores require that Open Source developers constantly jump through ever-changing hoops. This is an unsustainable demand. Read a proposal on how to change that.
The future of innovation has patent-free standards
Supposedly “open“ standards – including those ratified by ISO, CEN and ETSI – can’t be implemented without going cap-in-hand to the world’s largest companies to buy a license.
About The Standards Question In The OpenUK Survey
There is a question about “standards” in the OpenUK survey this time around. Why is…
OSI to the European Commission: make space for patent-free standards too
One of the biggest hidden challenges facing the software and technology world is the evolving…