After years, the open source and proprietary software bring positions over. Microsoft has signed an agreement with Novell, who will lead them to collaborate in three basic items:
First, both companies sign a peace treatment on lawsuits for patents. Of course that will not concern Dell’s accusation against Microsoft raised in 2004, but from now Microsoft will not sue for violation of patents not even to particular developers of Linux.
Secondly, they will work together for compatibility not only on office automation products MS Office and Open Office, but also the operative systems, to facilitate the use of Windows and Suse simultaneously in the same machine.
3 months ago, the India Supreme Court command the Coca Cola and Pepsico companies to reveal the secret formulas (ingredients and chemical composition) of their products, due to the fact that an ONG demand the information to discard a supposed presence of pesticides.
Today I find, that both “secret” formulas (not more) are already published in Internet. The page SodaMuseum has discovered both, besides divulging a lot of information related to each of the drinks (history, evolution, etc).
Google may get a break from a federal judge in a lawsuit claiming the company’s 3D Earth-mapping program violates patent rights.
In a preliminary order released last week, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Massachusetts appeared to side with Google’s interpretations of the patent in question, a stance that could bode well for the search giant as the case moves on.