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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

With the Google Antitrust Case, the European Commission Is Is Trying to Gerrymander Yes... - 1 views

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    "Earlier this month Google filed its response to the European Commission's Android antitrust complaint, which alleges that Google thwarts its competitors in search, mobile apps, and mobile devices by limiting their access to Android users through self-serving licensing terms. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ISP explains data caps to FCC: Using the Internet is like eating Oreos | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    ""You have to pay extra for double-stuffed," cable company Mediacom tells FCC. Jon Brodkin - Sep 25, 2016 7:30 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

'Mutable' Torrents Proposal Makes BitTorrent More Resilient - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on August 13, 2016 C: 39 News Behind the scenes, groups of individuals are trying to make BitTorrent better with steady, incremental updates. A new proposal tabled by P2P developer Luca Matteis envisions a tweak to the protocol that would allow greater resilience in the BitTorrent ecosystem."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Is the Era of Free Streaming Music Coming to an End? | Pitchfork [# ! Note...] - 1 views

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      # ! As if Music Industry hadn't enough problems already...
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    "With streaming services asserting their market dominance, the music industry must now try to convince an entire generation raised on free to start paying up-without scaring them off."
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    "With streaming services asserting their market dominance, the music industry must now try to convince an entire generation raised on free to start paying up-without scaring them off."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why Linux Distros Look Insecure Even Though They're Not | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Robin "Roblimo" Miller The transparency of open software means that security vulnerabilities are visible and can't be quietly swept under the rug."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Fallo en la biblioteca C de GNU que deja a miles de programas y a Linux desprotegido | ... - 0 views

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    "Más noticias relativas a la seguridad y que salpican a Linux. No han sido los desarrolladores del kernel Linux los que han metido la pata, pero sí los desarrolladores de la biblioteca C del proyecto GNU. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Creative Commons - State of the Commons 2015 - It's been a remarkable year, most notabl... - 0 views

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    "Collaboration, sharing, and cooperation are a driving force for human evolution. Creative Commoners have known this fact all along, and recently there has been a flurry of new research to explain why. We are hardwired for sharing. Harvard professor on evolutionary dynamics Martin Nowak calls it the essential "snuggle for survival" - evidence that sharing is not just a selfless act. Sharing has concurrent and lasting benefits, multiplied for the giver, the receiver, and communities at large."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft keeps pushing Windows 10 upgrades without users' permission - 0 views

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    "Microsoft says its most recent attempt to force older systems to upgrade to Windows 10 was caused by a bug in the Windows Update utility."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Swedish Pirates are More Likely to Buy Legal Content - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on November 12, 2015 C: 27 Breaking As the entertainment industries catch up, fewer and fewer Swedish citizens are using unauthorized file-sharing networks. That's according to a new study which has found that just 18% of the population now engages in the hobby. Nevertheless, those that do pirate are dramatically more likely to buy legal content than those who don't."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Security wares like Kaspersky AV can make you more vulnerable to attacks | Ars Technica UK - 0 views

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    "Products often open computers to hacks they otherwise wouldn't be vulnerable to. by Dan Goodin (US) - Sep 23, 2015 10:00pm CEST"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Virtual Reality & Open Source | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Hunter Banks When the Oculus Rift first debuted as a kickstarter project in 2012 it brought the possibility of virtual reality (VR) gaming back to the public at large. Nintendo tried it's hands at virtual reality when it released its Virtual Boy in 1995."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Short, Troubled History of Apple Music | Digital Music News - 0 views

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      # ! #Music (#business) is NOT for Everyone. # ! Not even for the Recording Industry itself, # ! as actually crafted... # ! :)
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    "June 8th: Apple unveils Apple Music, while promoting an 'indie artist' that doesn't exist. The company confidently declares that Apple Music will reach 100 million paying subscribers."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Red Hat CEO: Open Source Isn't Just about the License - Datamation - 0 views

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    "BOSTON - Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Red Hat, took the stage at his company's Red Hat Summit with a key message: open innovations takes many forms and it takes work."
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    "BOSTON - Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Red Hat, took the stage at his company's Red Hat Summit with a key message: open innovations takes many forms and it takes work."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pirate Bay Helps Puts Sweden on the Map, Govt. Agency Says | TorrentFreak [# Note] - 0 views

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      # ! 'Thank God' The Pirate Bay Helps Some@ne. # ! (... more than is told...)
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    [ By Andy on May 18, 2015 C: 0 Breaking According to a government agency responsible for promoting Sweden overseas, the country has several major brands to thank when it comes to being recognized on the world stage. In addition to car makers Volvo and furniture store IKEA, interest in Sweden has been boosted thanks to the notorious Pirate Bay. But the file-sharing fun doesn't end there. ...]
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    [ By Andy on May 18, 2015 C: 0 Breaking According to a government agency responsible for promoting Sweden overseas, the country has several major brands to thank when it comes to being recognized on the world stage. In addition to car makers Volvo and furniture store IKEA, interest in Sweden has been boosted thanks to the notorious Pirate Bay. But the file-sharing fun doesn't end there. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Open source needs to be more than just Linux | Opensource.com - 0 views

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    "Linux took a principle and filled in an important technology gap that inspired the filling of a thousand other gaps too. This led to the rise of the venerable Linux distribution, as myriad as consumer-grade platforms such as Ubuntu and Fedora, to server-grade such as CentOS and Debian, and down to the downright weird such as RebeccaBlackOS. "
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    "Linux took a principle and filled in an important technology gap that inspired the filling of a thousand other gaps too. This led to the rise of the venerable Linux distribution, as myriad as consumer-grade platforms such as Ubuntu and Fedora, to server-grade such as CentOS and Debian, and down to the downright weird such as RebeccaBlackOS. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

​No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0 | ZDNet - 1 views

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    "With Linux 4.0, you may never need to reboot your operating system again."
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    "With Linux 4.0, you may never need to reboot your operating system again."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Her Fans - Digital Music News * - 0 views

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    [*more "Intellectual Property" paranoia... 'suing fans is how musicians want to make a living...?] "I'm sure by now you've read about how Team Swift has been on a trademarking rampage, filing phrases from her most recent album such as "This Sick Beat""
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    [*more "Intellectual Property" paranoia... 'suing fans is how musicians want to make a living...?] "I'm sure by now you've read about how Team Swift has been on a trademarking rampage, filing phrases from her most recent album such as "This Sick Beat""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

5 Reasons Your Company Should Open Source More Code - ReadWrite - 0 views

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    "Giving away software offers way more benefits than hoarding it. Matt Asay Jan 28, 2015"
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    "Giving away software offers way more benefits than hoarding it. Matt Asay Jan 28, 2015"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple Patents Technology to Legalize P2P Sharing | TorrentFreak * - 1 views

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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    A business method software patent combining old elements that are all prior art, including DRM. Yech! "... a patent that makes it possible to license P2P sharing" really puts a spin on reality. If the methods were in the public domain, anyone could use them without a license. That's equivalent to to saying "a government-granted monopoly with the power but no responsibility to collect money from anyone who wants to invade the monopoly's protected rights" and presenting that fact as some sort of tremendous philanthropic act by Apple. On software patent claims as prior art and obvious, see my legal memo on that topic here. http://goo.gl/5X8Kg9
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Record Biz Wants To Tax Brits For Copying Their Own Music | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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      # ! For when some exigencies to the recording industry … like diminishing prices and increasing, as much the quality of the works like the respect to the public…?
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      # ! as if there weren't already enough taxes...
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    [Several music industry organizations in the UK have launched an application for a judicial review after the government passed legislation allowing citizens to copy their own music for personal use. The group says that in order for the system to be fair, the public must pay a new tax. ...] # ! Definitely... # ! ... '#Music #watchmen' -th@se who persecute aficionad@s # ! just for #sharing- are 'watching' for everything BUT The Music... # ! Let's The #sharing #protect -effectively- the #Culture... (# ! perhaps, 'someone' thinks we don't pay enough taxes yet... # ! ...while Billions 'disappear' yearly from the public coffers....)
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    [Several music industry organizations in the UK have launched an application for a judicial review after the government passed legislation allowing citizens to copy their own music for personal use. The group says that in order for the system to be fair, the public must pay a new tax. ...]
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