Europe has decided to appoint itself as referee of the Internet Governance debate. But will others see it that way?
Ten years ago this month I predicted that the traditional practice of developing standards would no longer be sufficient to provide solutions to ICT challenges. Guess what?
In the last post, we talked about the different types of Web sites you can create or take advantage of. In this entry, we’ll talk about actually creating the Web-based pages you’ll need to sell your self-published book
It was ten years ago that the CIO of Massachusetts rattled the desktop world by endorsing ODF. Now its the UK Cabinet Office's turn
It’s obvious that any self-published author needs a Web presence. But where to begin?
According to proponents of the Brave New World of self-publishing, there’s never been a better time to write a book. Really?
The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?
Ever since Apple kicked off the mobile platform wars, the courts have been clogged with disputes. And the regulators aren't happy about that.
If you read the technology press today, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance That’s not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there’s a story behind the story that likely won’t get the attention that it deserves.
It seems easier to accept that it has been a half century since JFK was murdered than that most people now alive were then yet to be born.
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site
Does the phrase "Open Data" ring a bell? Like open source and open standards, you should want data to be open as well.
It's not just US allies that are angry over US surveillance; those responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Internet are concerned as well.
Patent trolls are not only disruptive, but secretive as well. The FTC plans to find out how they really work.
A perennial challenge faced by standards advocates is how to quantify the economic benefits they contend standards can provide.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the Final Order in its action against Google involving that company’s assertion of certain “standards essential patents” (SEPs).
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a new effort to curb baseless patent lawsuits, which it believes are stifling innovation and economic activity. Unfortunately, most of the most effective actions will require Congressional - or state - action.
If the phrase “open innovation” has a familiar ring, that’s not surprising. It’s not only a popular buzz phrase, but it has the type of virtuous ring to it that instinctively inspires a favorable reaction. But like most simple phrases, it intrigues rather than enlightens. For example, is open innovation feasible in all areas of creative, commercial and scientific endeavor? If so, do the rules, challenges and rewards differ from discipline to discipline, and if it’s not universally feasible, why not?
Perhaps the most important term in any standards organization’s Intellectual Property Policy (IPR) policy is the acronym “RAND,” standing for “reasonable and non-discriminatory” (in Europe, they add an “F” – for “fair”). The problem is, no one can agree on exactly what it should mean.
It would be convenient and consoling to pretend that what I’ve described over the last several days is simple science fiction. But...Many countries are building drones now; the technology is not complex.