Archive for September, 2011

Petition This American Life to use Ogg Vorbis

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

NPR published a really excellent article on patent trolls in the software industry. Great. They then broadcast a radio version on This American Life. Great exposure for the issue, but, it was published in the still-patented MP3 format.

Freeing the Internet from patent encumbered audio-video formats is going to take a lot of work, but it has to be done, so we have to keep working on it step by step. Because the authors of this article understand the problems caused by software patents, they’re more likely to listen to our arguments.

EU: A presentation about the unitary patent (unitary-patent.eu)

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The folks at unitary-patent.eu have made a video to explain the dangers of this proposal:

(For further information, see en.swpat.org/wiki/Unitary_patent )