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The Open Source Law Weekly Digest or OSWALD first launched late in 2002. Since then it has been regularly providing updates on all things open source related. The focus of this newsletter is on business, rather than technical developments in open source. Another strong component of the newsletter is IP news, as it is of interest to me and has an effect on open source.                                                                                                                                        
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Even more PRISM related stories this week. Some patent related news this week, with Myriad losing its case on BRAC gene testing, One paper from the UK indicates that patents don't play much of a role for start ups and a research from the US indicates that the costs of patents exceeds their benefits. Berlin is apparently requiring open standards.
*From my blog: http://brendanscott.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/ip-issues-paper-42-costs/
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How Big Is the NSA Police State, Really? http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/06/nsa-datacenters-size-analysis/66100/
Early last month, even while he was finalizing his discussions with Edward Snowden, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald reported on a conversation between Tim Clemente, a former FBI agent, and CNN host Carol Costello. In the interview about the Boston Marathon investigation, as seen at right, Clemente makes the claim that "all digital communications are there's a way to look at digital communications in the past." Costello refers to a previous appearance in which Clemente claimed the governThis is an important claim for two reasons. The first is that Clemente, who also served on the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, suggests a massive breadth of information collection. The second is that he doesn't say who is actually collecting the data, which we'll come back to. - Philip Bump, Wired
Berlin won't migrate to open source, looks to open standards instead http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/berlin-wont-migrate-open-source-looks-open-standards-instead-220590
The German city-state of Berlin won't migrate to open source software. Instead, its parliament decided in principle to choose workplace IT based on open standards.
Google's Android faces EU probe over licensing practices http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57589315-94/googles-android-faces-eu-probe-over-licensing-practices/
The "below cost" argument might be a tough one for competitors to win on. Google offers the open-source Android for free. What device makers want to do with the platform after that is entirely up to them. That has been a key component in the company's success to this point.
Mozilla-backed Stop Watching Us blows past 100,000 signatures to fight NSA surveillance http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/13/stop-watching-us-a-group-opposed-to-nsa-surveillance-scorches-past-100000-signatures/
That milestone, passed this morning, comes less than 48 hours after the start of the program. Currently Stop Watching Us has collected 112,279 total signatures. A quick multiplication indicates that 336,837 emails will be generated, at a minimum; each person has two Representatives and one Senator.
Senator Warren Presses White House to Release Pacific Trade Text http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-06-13/senator-warren-presses-white-house-to-release-pacific-trade-text
President Barack Obama’s administration should release documents the U.S. and 10 other Pacific-region nations are using as they negotiate a new trade agreement, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said.
The Importance (or Not) of Patents to UK Firms http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2272524
A surprisingly small number of innovative firms use the patent system. In the UK, the share of firms patenting among those reporting that they have innovated is about 4%.
Talking Points Mau-Mau: Sununu Objects to Reform on Patent Trolls http://www.patentprogress.org/2013/06/10/talking-points-maumau-sununu-objects-to-reform-on-patent-trolls/
A patent is a property right, written into the Constitution by the Framers to encourage innovation. The trolls have legally bought and own their patents. Arguing that some patent holders have full rights to sue while others do not flouts the principle of equality under the law. This has been debunked so many times, it’s hard to believe it keeps coming up. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 says,
Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/us/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-may-not-be-patented.html?_r=0
Human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday. The decision is likely to reduce the cost of genetic testing for some health risks, and it may discourage investment in some forms of genetic research.
German Parliament Tells Government To Strictly Limit Patents On Software http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/06/12/1552251/german-parliament-tells-government-to-strictly-limit-patents-on-software
"On Friday the 7th of June the German Parliament decided upon a joint motion to limit software patents. The Parliament urges the German Government to take steps to limit the granting of patents on computer programs (PDF, German; English translation). Software should exclusively be covered by copyright, and the rights of the copyright holders should not be devalued by third parties' software patents.
Innovative Wireless Solutions drops all WiFi lawsuits v. E. Texas hotels, restaurants http://essentialpatentblog.com/2013/06/innovative-wireless-solutions-dismisses-dozens-of-wifi-related-infringement-lawsuits-brought-against-hotels-restaurants/
IWS was apparently following a Innovatio IP Ventures-style model, asserting patents formerly owned by a practicing entity (here, Nortel) against end users of the allegedly-infringing technology (here, as with Innovatio, mostly hotels)
Microsoft amicus brief supports Apple, cautions Fed. Circ. about ruling in Apple-Motorola Appeal http://essentialpatentblog.com/2013/06/microsoft-amicus-brief-supports-apple-cautions-federal-circuit-about-breadth-of-ruling-in-apple-motorola-appeal/
Today, the public version of Microsoft’s brief became available. In it, Microsoft supports Apple and Judge Posner, but cautions the Federal Circuit against making an overly broad ruling and deciding issues related to standard-essential patents and RAND licensing obligations that are not present before the court.
Monsanto Wins Again in Federal Circuit: Organic Farmers Have No Standing to Challenge Patent http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2013/06/monsanto-wins-again-in-federal-circuit-organic-farmers-have-no-standing-to-challenge-patent.html
In sum, Monsanto's binding representations remove any risk of suit against the appellants as users or sellers of trace amounts (less than one percent) of modified seed. The appellants have alleged no concrete plans or activities to use or sell greater than trace amounts of modified seed, and accordingly fail to show any risk of suit on that basis. The appellants therefore lack an essential element of standing.
False Distinctions Between Hardware and Software Patents are Not the Answer http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2013/06/09/false-distinctions-between-hardware-and-software-patents-not-the-answer
Four weeks have passed since the Federal Circuit’s “decision” in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. From my perspective as both an independent inventor and litigation expert witness in software and hardware user interface design, I believe this ruling takes the wrong tact.
Apple Executive Denies E-Books Conspiracy http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/06/14/58535.htm
A top Apple executive denied that the company conspired with major book publishers to inflate the cost of e-books and put an end to the so-called Amazon problem."
The Costs and Benefits of United States Patents http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2278255
We find that costs exceed benefits overall and that the gap between costs and benefits has grown across time. Surges in the number of NPE lawsuits, lawsuits filed over Computers/Communications patents, and lawsuits brought against non-manufacturing, software and telecommunications firms contribute to the increase in the gap. Growth in costs outstrips growth in lawsuits, in part, because events in these fast-growing categories have higher-than-average per-event dollar costs.
Details on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-on-association-for-molecular-pathology-v-myriad-genetics-inc/
The Court held that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but manmade cDNA is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring. The case involved the well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which can involve mutations that increase the likelihood of breast cancer. The ruling is significant for a variety of companies (including Myriad) that hold important DNA patents. But for the industry as a whole, it offers the prospect of significant patent protection for cDNA, as well as other inventions derived from human DNA. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.
In the ITC: The public interest factors newest patent troll countermeasure? http://www.dlapiper.com/us/publications/detail.aspx?pub=8181
The International Trade Commission opened its doors to non-practicing entities (NPEs) with its decision in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-650 (reported in IPT News, Q3 2010), holding that the domestic industry requirement can be satisfied by licensing activities. Previously, this requirement had been a barrier to entry deterring NPEs from filing patent infringement suits in the ITC. Before Coaxial Cable, ITC cases typically were company versus company disputes.
Did the PTAB Just Kill Software Patents? http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2013/06/12/did-the-ptab-just-kill-software-patents/id=41693/
Looking more closely at the ruling, however, makes it clear just how significant this ruling will be. The breadth of the 101 determination is shocking and virtually guarantees that 101 will be used by patent examiners to effectively prevent software patents from issuing altogether.
E3 2013: Mad Catz Project M.O.J.O. Android Games Console Revealed http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/07/e3-2013-mad-catz-project-mojo-android-games-console-revealed
Unbound by a proprietary platform, Project M.O.J.O. enables users to access a library of thousands of titles, including those already purchased for their Android tablet or smartphone.
Seriously small Cortex-A9 module runs Linux, Android http://linuxgizmos.com/tiny-cortex-a9-module-runs-linux-and-android/
Variscite announced what it calls “the world’s tiniest Cortex-A9 system-on-module,” measuring 52 x 17mm. The Linux- and Android-compatible DART-4460 module is based on a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 SoC, is available with up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM and 8GB eMMC flash, and can run at 400MHz on only 44mA, says the company.
System76 introduces new high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops http://www.zdnet.com/system76-introduces-new-high-end-ubuntu-linux-laptops-7000016816/
Thanks to Windows 8's Secure Boot, it's getting harder and harder for a non-technical user to just get a new laptop and run Linux. System76, along with other Linux PC vendors such as ZaReason, have a better idea: Just buy a laptop with Linux already installed.
The Sony SmartWatch takes wearable tech into open-source territory http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/open-source-smartwatch/
In an interesting twist in the open-source hardware movement, Sony has just announced it’s opening up its SmartWatch for your hacking pleasure.
EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers http://www.informationweek.com/education/online-learning/edx-goes-open-source-to-woo-mooc-develop/240156159
Much of the code was available previously. EdX had announced the open source of its core architecture, XBlock, in March. Stanford already has two courses hosted on edX code. 10gen, which manages the MongoDB open source database tool, developed training courses with edX source code.
Is OpenStack the next Linux? http://www.businesscloudnews.com/2013/06/10/will-history-repeat-itself-with-openstack-2/
Mirantis has made quite a bit of headway in the cloud market, which has helped push OpenStack farther than some of the platform’s competitors – CloudStack and Eucalyptus are the two that come to mind here. The adoption of OpenStack based clouds by heavyweights like SAP and Ericsson has given the platform, and Mirantis, a great boost.
ZettaSet Secures Hadoop, Big Data Open Source http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/zettaset-focuses-secure-cluster-computing-hadoop-big-d
Security is only part of the value-added proposition of Zettaset, a startup that currently counts about 45 employees. The company's product, called Zettaset Orchestrator, also provides ease-of-use features, performance enhancements and increased availability for Hadoop, the distributed computing system for Big Data.
Red Hat Shifts PaaS Online http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/red-hat-shifts-paas-online.html
Over the last two years of development for the OpenShift Online service, Red Hat has learned a number of key lessons as to how PaaS should be consumed and deployed. Red Hat OpenShift
Red Hat Launches New Initiative to Help Enterprises Chart Course to Open Source Middleware http://www.redhat.com/about/news/press-archive/2013/6/red-hat-launches-new-initiative-to-help-enterprises-chart-course-to-open-source
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new community resources designed to help enterprises migrate to open source middleware technologies, including a community-driven JBoss Migration Center and new tooling to ease the process of migrating from proprietary application server technologies to the open source JBoss platform.
Red Hat CEO: Open Source is Not Just About Cost http://www.datamation.com/open-source/red-hat-ceo-open-source-is-not-just-about-cost.html
It should come as no surprise then, that the CEO of Red Hat sees being open as the key to innovation. Speaking at the opening keynote for the Red Hat Summit, CEO Jim Whitehurst stressed that open isn't just a marketing slogan, it's the only way that modern IT companies can survive.
The trouble with Business Source http://www.h-online.com/open/features/The-trouble-with-Business-Source-1886354.html
Recently, Michael "Monty Widenius, creator of MySQL and founder of the MariaDB fork of MySQL, proposed an idea for something which he says is not open source but provides many of the same benefits while allowing companies to make money. He calls this idea "Business Source" and described it in an ZDnet interview -
DataStax CEO: Open source databases onslaught for Oracle http://www.zdnet.com/datastax-ceo-open-source-databases-onslaught-for-oracle-7000016625/
Enterprises are increasingly moving to open source database to cut their dependence on Oracle, Apache Cassandra has a strong community resistant to fracturing and business leaders are calling the tech shots at first over CIOs.
Red Hat Virtualization 3.2 announced, available world wide http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/red-hat-virtualization-3-2-announced-available-world-wide
The latest version includes some great new features, including full Storage Live Migration, allowing for virtual images to be moved without disrupting service. As well as this, a new third-party plug-in framework has been developed with community and vendor collaboration, allowing for third parties to create apps for RHV that link directly with the management interface, and access native functionality.
IBM to bring Linux KVM virtualization to its Power server line http://www.zdnet.com/ibm-to-bring-linux-kvm-virtualization-to-its-power-server-line-7000016755/
What's technically interesting is that while the KVM hypervisor is an integral part of the Linux kernel, it's a feature that's only been available on the x86 architecture. Specifically, KVM needs either the Intel VT or AMD-V virtualization extensions in the chip to work.
CentOS Makes Its Mark in the Cloud http://www.openlogic.com/blog/bid/297725/CentOS-Makes-Its-Mark-in-the-Cloud
It was just over a year ago when Microsoft announced that its Azure cloud would support persistent virtual machines (VMs) which enable Linux distributions. Microsoft supports a number of Linux OS variations— including CentOS. OpenLogic has been working for over a year with Windows Azure to deliver CentOS images, support, and access to updates, and is the endorsed distribution CentOS partner for Windows Azure. ^2
The end of Symbian: Nokia ships last handset with the mobile OS http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042071/the-end-of-symbian-nokia-ships-last-handset-with-the-mobile-os.html
This week, Finnish smartphone creator Nokia announced that it had shipped its final handset running the Symbian operating system. As the last company in the world building phones using the Symbian OS, Nokia's withdrawal from the platform means Symbian is now completely defunct.
MakerBot and Robohand -- 3D Printing Mechanical Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT3772yhr0o
When Richard Van As, a woodworker in South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn't just for fun. He'd lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a carpenter, a disabled hand is a big professional risk, so Richard decided on the day of the incident that he would use the tools available to him to remedy his situation.
KDE 4.10.4 Officially Released, Fixes over 50 Bugs http://news.softpedia.com/news/KDE-4-10-4-Officially-Released-Fixes-over-50-Bugs-358452.shtml
Empathy 3.9.2 Fixes Four Bugs and Updates Translations http://news.softpedia.com/news/Empathy-3-9-2-Fixes-Four-Bugs-and-Updates-Translations-358557.shtml
How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/06/05/how-to-customize-linux-mint-15-cinnamon/
ROSA Desktop Fresh R1: For advanced users, but even better for new users http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/06/07/rosa-desktop-fresh-r1-for-advanced-users-but-even-better-for-new-users/
Ubuntu Touch progress shown off in latest video http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones/ubuntu-touch-progress-shown-off-in-latest-video/875788
What Makes a Community Distro? http://fossforce.com/2013/06/what-makes-a-community-distro/
Amazing Raspberry Pi Projects - Part 1 http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/amazing-raspberry-pi-projects-part-1
What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet) http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/09/many-shades-of-android-apples-all-the-same/
Kernel Log: Coming in 3.10 (Part 1) Networking http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Kernel-Log-Coming-in-3-10-Part-1-Networking-1885040.html
Ubuntu 13.10 to Bring Vastly Improved Unity Dash with 50 New Scopes http://hothardware.com/News/Ubuntu-1310-to-Bring-Vastly-Improved-Unity-Dash-with-50-New-Scopes/
Linux Mint does it for the diehard geek http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Linux-Mint-does-it-for-the-diehard-geek/-/957860/1876856/-/okn92mz/-/index.html
GLib 2.36.3 Stable Release Repairs Seven Bugs http://news.softpedia.com/news/GLib-2-36-3-Stable-Release-Repairs-Seven-Bugs-360080.shtml
Whoops, Mageia Releases Fixed ISOs http://ostatic.com/blog/whoops-mageia-releases-fixed-isos
Testing the Faith of the Linux Masses http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Testing-the-Faith-of-the-Linux-Masses-78228.html
Dries Buytart keynote: Drupal more than content management http://opensource.com/life/13/6/drupalcon-portland-2013
Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops http://www.datamation.com/open-source/things-to-consider-when-purchasing-ubuntu-laptops.html
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon: Ready For Prime Time http://tuxtweaks.com/2013/06/linux-mint-15-cinnamon-ready-for-prime-time/
Samsung dropped a nuclear patent on Apple [PJ: Nope.] http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/opinion/mueller-samsung-apple/index.html?iid=article_sidebar
Linux Mint 15: Solid, But Unsettled http://www.datamation.com/open-source/linux-mint-15-solid-but-unsettled.html
NoSQL, Hadoop Power NSA PRISM, Big Data War on Terror? http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/nosql-hadoop-power-nsa-prism-big-data-war-terror
Don't expect an Opera Next Linux build anytime soon http://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/13/dont-except-an-opera-next-linux-build-anytime-soon/
SUSE Linux does data big http://www.zdnet.com/suse-linux-does-data-big-7000016205/
Chromium to be default browser in Ubuntu 13.10? http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/chromium-to-be-default-browser-in-ubuntu-13-10
Cisco and Red Hat Enterprise Linux http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/cisco-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux.html
Best Newbie Distro? You Say Linux Mint. http://fossforce.com/2013/06/best-newbie-distro-you-say-linux-mint/
LibreOffice Gets More Code Clean-up for 4.1.0 http://ostatic.com/blog/libreoffice-gets-more-code-clean-up-for-4-1-0
What Do You Want to Ask a Linux Journalist? http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/what-do-you-want-to-ask-a-linux-journalist-rhsummit.html
Where Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/where-is-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7.html
Patent Board's SAP Ruling is First Under New AIA Rules http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202603966169&slreturn=20130512233525
Windows Blue Blues, Symantec Kernel Confusion & More... http://fossforce.com/2013/06/windows-blue-blues-symantecs-kernel-confusion-more/
Take a Screenshot and Edit Them in Ubuntu Desktop with Hotshots http://ubuntuportal.com/2013/06/take-a-screenshot-and-edit-them-in-ubuntu-desktop-with-hotshots.html
CRUX PPC 3.0 released http://cruxppc.org
Flashify Sends Web Sites Between Android Browsers http://lifehacker.com/flashify-sends-web-sites-between-android-browsers-513531482
Apples Commitment to Customer Privacy http://www.apple.com/apples-commitment-to-customer-privacy/
Woz: This is not my America http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57589534-71/woz-this-is-not-my-america/
Lawyers Scrutinize Constitutionality of Surveillance Programs http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2013/06/lawyers-scrutinize-constitutionality-of-surveillance-programs.html
After Profits, Defense Contractor Faces the Pitfalls of Cybersecurity http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/us/after-profits-defense-contractor-faces-the-pitfalls-of-cybersecurity.html?hpw&_r=1&
Declassified document claims phone metadata was searched under 300 times in 2012. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/06/prism-helped-stop-terrorism-in-us-and-20-plus-countries-nsa-document-argues/
Lawyer in Gene Patent Case Keeps Making Headlines http://www.americanlawyer.com/digestTAL.jsp?id=1202604193846&slreturn=20130516230534
Supreme Court Ruling Allows DNATraits to Offer $995 BRCA Breast, Ovarian Cancer Gene Test http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/supreme-court-ruling-today-allows-dnatraits-to-offer-low-cost-brca-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-gene-testing-in-us-211426171.html
Forget PRISM, the recent NSA leaks are plain: Digital privacy doesnt exist http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/16/forget-prism-the-recent-nsa-leaks-are-plain-digital-privacy-is-a-joke/?fromcat=google
Preliminary thoughts on Googles proposed commitments (EU) http://chillingcompetition.com/2013/06/13/preliminary-thoughts-on-googles-proposed-commitments/#more-7083
Obama does not feel Americans' privacy violated: chief of staff http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USBRE95F00B20130616
Al Franken Defends NSA Surveillance: Its Not Spying, Theyre Protecting Us (VIDEO) http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/al-franken-defends-nsa-surveillance-this-is-not
3D Printing: Is the Law Ready for the Future? (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPCoC9zQL04&feature=youtu.be
Six reasons why choosing Hong Kong is a brilliant move by Edward Snowden http://www.correntewire.com/six_reasons_why_choosing_hong_kong_is_a_brilliant_move_by_edward_snowden
Five myths about privacy http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-privacy/2013/06/13/098a5b5c-d370-11e2-b05f-3ea3f0e7bb5a_story.html
U.S. surveillance architecture includes collection of revealing Internet, phone metadata http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-surveillance-architecture-includes-collection-of-revealing-internet-phone-metadata/2013/06/15/e9bf004a-d511-11e2-b05f-3ea3f0e7bb5a_story.html
A Database of Their Own http://blog.simplejustice.us/2013/06/13/a-database-of-their-own.aspx
NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/
New Apple iPad Display Orders go to Samsung Display http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2013/06/new-apple-ipad-display-orders-go-to-samsung-display.html#more
Prism secret: Even bigger data seizure http://bigstory.ap.org/article/secret-prism-success-even-bigger-data-seizure
Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Officials-NSA-programs-broke-plots-in-20-nations-4602987.php
Thomas Penfield Jackson, Outspoken Judge, Dies at 76 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/us/thomas-penfield-jackson-outspoken-judge- dies-at-76.html
Federal Circuit Permits Appeal of Liability Prior to Damages or Willfulness Determination http://essentialpatentblog.com/2013/06/dow-lohnes-patent-alert-federal-circuit-permits-appeal-of-liability-prior-to-damages-or-willfulness-determination-robert-bosch-v-pylon/
Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Here's a Copyright Lawsuit, Happy Birthday to You http://www.loweringthebar.net/2013/06/happy-birthday-copyright.html
Linux Top Three Takeaways from the Red Hat Summit http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/linux-top-three-takeaways-from-the-red-hat-summit.html
Selling Palm to HP was a waste http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/06/11/selling-palm-to-hp-was-a-waste/
Open-source software aids NPOs http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/17/world/open-source-software-aids-npos/
Joeffice, an open source office suite one developer built in 30 days http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/06/joeffice-an-open-source-office-suite-one-developer-built-in-30-days/
Skolelinux 7.0.0 Alpha 2 Is Now Available for Testing http://news.softpedia.com/news/Skolelinux-7-0-0-Alpha-2-Is-Now-Available-for-Testing-360115.shtml
yED Alternate of Microsoft Office Viso on Ubuntu Linux http://www.nextstep4it.com/categories/how-to/yed/
Got a PRISM and Boundless Informant problem? Whisper and TOR can help http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/06/11/got-a-prism-and-boundless-informant-problem-whisper-and-tor-can-help/
10 reasons Android beats iOS 7 http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/10-reasons-android-beats-ios-7-6C10339298
Updated Debian 7: 7.1 released http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130615
Red Hat, SolidFire: SSD Storage for OpenStack Cloud http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/solidfire-red-hat-ssd-storage-openstack-cloud
Seeking Surveillance Safe Search Engines http://fossforce.com/2013/06/seeking-surveillance-safe-search-engines/
Creating Peer.fm: Interview with Developer Ryan Lester http://www.thepowerbase.com/2013/06/creating-peer-fm-interview-with-developer-ryan-lester/
Zombies, Linux, IBM and SCO http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/zombies-linux-ibm-and-sco.html
Subversion 1.8 Gits New Features http://subversion.apache.org/
Samsung's Dream Is to Be No Android Sheep http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323566804578550970929018096.html
Super Test -- RSS feed readers http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/super-test-rss-feed-readers
Cat-like robot runs like the wind, on Linux http://linuxgizmos.com/cat-like-robot-runs-real-time-linux/
For Red Hat, the Cloud Beckons http://ostatic.com/blog/for-red-hat-the-cloud-beckons
Hands On C Programming Language http://www.tecmint.com/hands-on-c-programming-language/
Ubuntu Support: How to Get Help http://www.datamation.com/open-source/ubuntu-support-how-to-get-help-1.html
Create multiple servers with OpenVZ http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/create-multiple-servers-with-openvz
Learning to program, the open source way http://opensource.com/life/13/6/learning-program-open-source-way
Unix tip: Rewriting history http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/361218/unix-rewriting-history
Linux-based surveillance cameras start at $70 http://linuxgizmos.com/surveillance-cameras-run-embedded-linux/
Can Red Hat do for OpenStack what it did for Linux? http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/061713-red-hat-openstack-270908.html?hpg1=
Why US Defense Agencies are Moving to the Cloud http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/what-is-private-cloud.html
Getting Reader for Google Readers Demise http://ostatic.com/blog/getting-reader-for-google-readers-demise
openSUSE Ends Week with 13.1 Milestone 2 http://ostatic.com/blog/opensuse-ends-week-with-13-1-milestone-2
2013 Gala Dinner Featuring Senators Warren and Merkley (video) http://www.acslaw.org/news/video/2013-gala-dinner-featuring-senators-warren-and-merkley
Lessig on Privacy (1998 video) http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4455658
Share Your Expertise: Calling First-Time Speakers to Contribute at LinuxCon/CloudOpen http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/167-amanda-mcpherson/724508-share-your-expertise-calling-first-time-speakers-to-contribute-at-linuxconcloudopen-north-america
Onion Pi turns Raspberry Pi into Tor proxy and wireless access point http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/06/onion-pi-turns-raspberry-pi-into-tor-proxy-and-wireless-access-point/
Simple kit turns Raspberry Pi into portable Tor gateway http://www.geek.com/chips/simple-kit-turns-raspberry-pi-into-portable-tor-gateway-1559368/
Feds Must Produce NSA Dragnet Records for Criminal Defense http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/06/18/58597.htm
Huawei muses on Nokia's future http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19/huawei_muses_on_nokias_future/
You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/you_have_no_control_over_s.html
Retired Federal Judge: Your Faith In Secret Surveillance Court Is Dramatically Misplaced http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/14/2163441/retired-federal-judge-your-faith-in-secret-surveillance-court-is-dramatically-misplaced/?mobile=nc
Read Angelina Jolie Stunt Double's Wiretapping Lawsuit Against News Corp. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/angelina-jolie-stunt-double-sues-570553
MariaDB Foundation Becomes OIN Licensee http://blog.mariadb.org/mariadb-foundation-becomes-oin-licensee/
NSA Disruption of Stock Exchange Bomb Plot Disputed http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/nsa-stock-exchange/
President Obama Defends NSA on Charlie Rose Interview http://www.charlierose.com/download/transcript/12981
'Over 50' terrorist plots were stopped by surveillance efforts, says NSA director http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/18/4441774/over-50-terrorist-plots-stopped-NSA-surveillance
Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies in car accident at 33 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/18/award-winning-journalist-michael-hastings-dies-in-car-accident-at-33/
3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/16/snowden-whistleblower-nsa-officials-roundtable/2428809/
Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-challenges-us-gag-order-citing-first-amendment/2013/06/18/96835c72-d832-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html
Do You Have A Right to Remain Silent? Thoughts on Salinas v. Texas http://www.volokh.com/2013/06/17/do-you-have-a-right-to-remain-silent-thoughts-on-the-sleeper-criminal-procedure-case-of-the-term-salinas-v-texas/
Live blog: NSA Hearing http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/18/live-blog-nsa-hearing/comment-page-4/
Microsoft's Mobile Patent Strategy: Threaten, Don't Sue http://readwrite.com/2013/05/08/microsofts-mobile-patent-strategy-threaten-dont-sue
Thumb Drive Security: Snowden 1, NSA 0 http://www.informationweek.com/security/storage/thumb-drive-security-snowden-1-nsa-0/240156720?google_editors_picks=true
Dragon NaturallySpeaking brings a form of Siri to your desktop, Android http://bgr.com/2012/07/26/dragon-naturallyspeaking-12-release-date-august-3rd/
Google Settles Investor Lawsuit Over Common Stock Split http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-17/google-settles-investor-lawsuit-over-common-stock-split.html
Mac Observer Adobe Launches Creative Cloud, Moves to Subscription Software Model http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/adobe-launches-creative-cloud-moves-to-subscription-software-model
Yahoo Jumps on Disclosure Bandwagon, Pledges More Transparency http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420597,00.asp?google_editors_picks=true
A Reply to Epstein & Pilon on NSAs Metadata Program http://www.cato.org/blog/reply-epstein-pilon-nsas-metadata-program
Data Protection Responses To PRISM "A Smokescreen" http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2013/06/data-protection-responses-to-prism-a-smokescreen/index.htm
Cisco and HP file declaratory judgment actions against Innovative Wireless Solutions http://essentialpatentblog.com/2013/06/wifi-equipment-supplier-cisco-steps-in-and-files-declaratory-judgment-action-against-innovative-wireless-solutions-llc/#more-1642
Supreme Court Adds Antitrust Consideration to Patent Settlements. http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2013/06/supreme-court-adds-antitrust-consideration-to-patent-settlements.html
Chromebooks: coming to more stores near you http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/chromebooks-coming-to-more-stores-near.html
Google Chromebooks Coming to Walmart, Staples http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420590,00.asp
Edward Snowden Q&A http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower
Opinion recap: One hand giveth. http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/opinion-recap-one-hand-giveth/
Justices invalidate Arizona voter registration law http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/17/us-usa-court-voters-idUSBRE95G0K720130617
Hitler Receives a Threat From a Patent Troll (youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nuL7yFAR490
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