Open source

Law Firm Files AdWords Suit in Wrong Court, Loses, Declares Victory

March 25th 2010

New Haven law firm Stratton Faxon sued Google for selling competitor ads triggered by searches on their name. Specifically, they alleged that these ads interfered with the firm’s business relations with clients, were an unfair business practice under Connecticut state law, and resulted in unjust enrichment. Read the details on Lawyers and Settlements. Note the […]

Peter Quinn & How Microsoft Smeared Its Way to Winevitability

October 20th 2009

The InformationWeek cover story had two elements. First was the illustration, which featured a compass with Windows 7 at true North, the headline “Winevitable,” and the question of how you will get there. That’s the kind of positioning money just can’t buy. Imagine producing software whose inevitability is proclaimed on the editorial cover of magazines. […]

Rebel Efforts to Liberate the Law

January 13th 2009

Tim Stanley, Carl Malamud, and the the team at are tenacious, creative and on a mission. Individually, each is finding creative ways to make America’s vast quantity of legal documents available over the Internet at no charge to the public. Together, they are opening up America’s legal system to the public through the Internet. […]

Firefox Share Tops 20%

January 8th 2009

Marketing Vox has a nearly day-by-day analysis of Firefox’s increasing popularity during the US election and holiday season.  Microsoft’s share has eroded a bit, and other competitors such as Chrome and Safari just aren’t growing like Firefox. This puts Firefox on the right side of the 80/20 divide, which is how many developers assess what […]

Open Source Licenses Enforceable as Copyright Conditions

August 13th 2008

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overtured a lower court’s decision in Jacobsen v. Katzer, stating that “Copyright holders who engage in open source licensing have the right to control the modification and distribution of copyrighted material.” From Professor Lawrence Lessig’s blog In non-technical terms, the Court has held […]