BT et C

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Dear Bill,

I use Linux. You can download it here. Please look through the source code and see if it violates any of Microsoft's patents. If so, please bring a lawsuit against the author of the relevant code.

If not... everybody listening?

Please stop threatening to hypothetically sue some conjectural entity about possible IP "issues" that "may pertain" to Linux. You have full access to the source code. Figure out if it infringes and act accordingly.

Since turnabout is fair play, would you consider letting someone examine the source code for Windows for patent or copyright infringement? No?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

My Second-Favorite Otto

The Bettmann Archive. Just thought I should make an appearance. TND coming along nicely...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ron Wyden is My Boyo!

As the original author of a mediocre wikipedia article I strongly applaud Mr Wyden's attempt to deflate some of the BS being slung about.

Mr. Wyden was an excellent contributor to the recent hearing. If I remember correctly, it was he who pointed out that he and Google both pay for Internet access, so this garbage about a "free lunch" is ... um ... false. Actually, it's spectacularly false.