Friday, May 30, 2003

Information Commons on Larry Lessig on the no photos policy at Starbucks
Information Commons have started a weblog. Really interesting.

I neglected to point out Larry Lessig's concerns about Starbucks accusing snap happy customers of copyright infringement of their environment.
Microsoft and AOL have reached a settlement. MS pay AOL $750M; AOL drops the lawsuit and they agree to cooperate in future on things like instant messaging.,,SB10542388475007100,00.html
Two less that satisfying stories from a Microsoft perspective - the President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is promoting open source and the local governement in Munich are switching 14000 computers from Windows to Linux.
Bill and Steve, however, must be delighted at the war that has broken out between SCO and the Linux community about proprietary elements of UNIX being allegedly incorporated into Linux. There have even been rumours, denied as an unlikely course of action, that SCO might sue Linus Torvards for copright infringement.