Open Source will conquer all! There will need to be major movements to the
middle, because that is the manner that the current socio-economic structure
goes. Or there will be super specialization with return based on volume.
See $100 computer and investor artificial intelligence as boundaries. MS
will need to be an enabler of all its customers counties GNP or they will be
sued. The fact is that change for a true lean economy (efficient) can not
be quick enough. That is Senators Gores concept and it is not being
Adam M. Glickman
InfoMonger of Technology and Culture
Open Connector on Linked In (help me pass 1000 links!, Please)
There are many way to the same objective, Peace, equality, and fairness!
This may require: 1. Admission of past injustices, 2. True understanding of
the others position and 3. Willingness to accept deals even though they may
not at first appear equal or even supportable from ones constituency!
Why were the Jews and the Arabs so closely aligned during most of history
and why have Current and past Energy Interests been the main factor for
Colonization! Colon = Shit and products, Synergy = Alignment for the
Why have the freedom of the pray to All__ and the prayer to Yah___ been so
closely aligned through the ages
There is freedom through following a respectable system that is Truly
In my country we have that also!
Lets allow respect and fairness to foster!
Contact me for understandable and fair opinion!
650-520-1207 cell (dont worry call!, please)
] On Behalf
Of Joschka Fisher
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:09 PM
To: Jonathan Mackenzie; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE : Re: [bafuture] Microsoft to pay record 1.53BILLION for patent
violation on MP3!!!
from the " How'd you do on the SAT reading
comprehension section?" desk of joschka fischer
Oh no, Mr. Mackenzie. Your admonishments towards me
are seriously misread, mislabeled and misplaced.
Let me show you why.
If you aren't new to bafutures then you've read my
attempts to sway people into concern regarding network
neutrality appearing some months ago...including my
sending a letter to Congresswoman Zoe Loftgren and
trying to get her to speak at bafutures about this
truly important issue.
Intro to Net Neutrality:
I even sent multiple copes of her response to Mark
Finnerman and may ( I have to check) posted it here on
I even posted short articles following where Net
Neutrality was going in Congress.
No...I didn't ask for a handout!
No...I didn't discuss the plight of the homeless in
Silicon Valley and how recently a lot of them have
No.. I didn't ask her for Grey Poupon, either!
Perhaps it was blocked from posting...:?
No one even so much as "farted" at my postings on the
Well I did get the "What's he complaining about now",
from a manager at the Apple of a certain number
consumer's eyes" :)
Then even longer before that - I made comments and
talk about "Code", Lawrence Lessig's book on
cyberspace and how ( in my personal view) the same
mistake made by Columbia Students re: "The Strawberry
Statement" and their unique independence from the
vagaries of police brutality etc. was just as
misconceiving as the belief that Cyberspace couldn't
be regulated or "taken-over" or "compromised" by Big
I guess no one got that analogy, either!
Horror infini! :0
Plus if you read the 1st 3 paragraphs of the news
posting below you'd also see that Yes..other
corporations are potentially involved in this patent
issue, rendering your concern as not a missed point on
my part .... but a mute one on yours!
My joyous dance was that this seems to be one of the
few times if any that Microsoft got hit with a penalty
in "near proximal" proportion ( well maybe scale ) to
their wealth - if only loose cash!
Perhaps the approximately 2billion to Sun was a
precedent. I think Sun should have gotten more,
Moreover...these guys at the "Gates of Hell" seem to
get away with violations of a lot of laws.
Finally? a crackdown or is this just an aberration on
I also (though you cut it off ) posted about how
Microsoft stole the tcp/ip stack from FreeBSd or Linux
and put it in a for-sale product ( contrary to
OpenSource ) and I subtlely speculated whether that's
another lawsuite waiting to give birth.
Any IP attorneys or students out there want to try
this one on for at least a paper if not a class
Won't ya come along and take a Scenic Cruise!
Please do challenge me for references...
from the "boy who didn't cry wolf" desk
--- Jonathan Mackenzie <jonathanmackenzie@...
<mailto:jonathanmackenzie%40yahoo.com> > a
> I think you are missing the point. Microsoft is
> the only licensee, see:
> Alcatel Lucent expect to lose. They also expect that
> in your glee at an opportunity to bash Microsoft,
> will overlook the fact that they just took the first
> step to take control over our Internet, see for
> --- Joschka Fisher <grabarkowic@... <mailto:grabarkowic%40yahoo.fr> >
> > Microsoft Loses Big In MP3 Patent Suit
> > $1.52 Billion Penalty Could Be Harbinger
> > By Alan Sipress
> > Washington Post Staff Writer
> > Friday, February 23, 2007; Page D01
> > A federal jury in San Diego yesterday ordered
> > Microsoft to pay $1.52 billion to Alcatel-Lucent
> > violating two patents for a technology used by
> > hundreds of companies that allows users to play
> > digital music on computers, cellphones and other
> > portable devices.
> > The judgment, which lawyers from both sides called
> > the
> > largest patent award ever, raised the prospect
> > scores of other companies could now be financially
> > liable for using the popular MP3 format.
> > "Any of the companies that have licensed and
> > implemented that technology have to have great
> > concern
> > about this verdict," said Thomas W. Burt, a
> > Microsoft
> > vice president and deputy general counsel.
> > Alcatel-Lucent argued that it held the rights to
> > technology because it was developed at Bell
> > Laboratories, which later became part of Lucent.
> > Alcatel bought Lucent last year. The company
> > successfully argued that Microsoft infringed on
> > patents by including the digital music technology
> > its Windows operating system starting in 1998. The
> > same technology later was used in Microsoft's
> > Windows
> > Media Player and is included in the Windows Vista
> > operating system, which was released to the public
> > last month
> > COMMENTARY:joschka fischer
> > Microsoft also "took" the tcp/ip stack from ( I
> > believe ) FreeBSD and included it in XP and
> > Does this mean....?
> > eeeeweee! eeeeuuuuweee baby! : 0
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