Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by Hiev on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:52 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I got an idea, create a different website to put all those opinions and stop contamination osnews.com of your personal agenda againts patents.

Is tiresome, if this site could provide some kind of filter, but no, we are forced to view your personal attacks and view point, witch really I don't care any more, it was relevant before but now is tiresome.

For the record, I think the patents system is broken, but not to the level of being obssesed day and night.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:09 in reply to "..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You are forced to read OSNews?

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by Hiev on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:14 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Not really, but is not fun anymore, I've been reading this site since 2002, yeah 10 yeears, and is not the site I got addicted to read daily, now is more your personal tool, you don't care about the reader interests like before, you care about your own interests.

So, yeah, I'm not obligated and I prolly will stop visiting this place because now is boring.

Btw, I'm sure I'm one of the few people who never used adblock in this site.

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by henderson101 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:25 in reply to "RE: ..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Are you forced to write OSNews? Delegate. If no one wants to take the mantle, admit defeat and close the site. It's also true that your personal blog is pretty sparse for the last few years. Why not write your opinion pieces there and link to your blog as a one of the "less important" side bar stories?

I dunno Thom, the site is less about OSNews, more about OSrude. Rude people, bigots, zealots, no one listens to anyone.

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by Nelson on Fri 6th Jul 2012 01:11 in reply to "..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Agreed. This site has turned into a software patent echo chamber.

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by Zifre on Fri 6th Jul 2012 02:17 in reply to "RE: ..."
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Agreed. This site has turned into a software patent echo chamber.

While that may be true, it doesn't diminish the truthfulness of the arguments presented here. It's like saying that biologists have become an evolution echo chamber.

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by Valhalla on Fri 6th Jul 2012 14:40 in reply to "RE: ..."
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Agreed. This site has turned into a software patent echo chamber.

Lol coming from you that is hilarious, I'd wager I would get a more nuanced view on anything regarding Windows or it's competitors from a Microsoft press release than any of your posts.

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by Valhalla on Fri 6th Jul 2012 14:36 in reply to "..."
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

and stop contamination osnews.com

Yes this is OSNews, do you not realize that software patents will have a huge impact on the future OS landscape? OS'es are software, applications you run on them are software, if you can get an injunction on something as trivial as 'slide-to-unlock' then future and current OS development face extremely troubling times, as do software development in general as frivoulus patents will create a barrier of entry excluding small developers.

Continously highlighting these huge threats is likely the most important thing Thom Holwerda can do for alternative OS development at the moment.

Is tiresome, if this site could provide some kind of filter, but no, we are forced to view

You are the filter, I mean wtf?

For the record, I think the patents system is broken, but not to the level of being obssesed day and night.

Then don't, just don't read these articles. I'm not interested in Windows 8 or Metro, I do however recognize that it will have a great impact on the OS market, lots of articles on the subject reflects that. I can (*shock* *gasp*) simply choose not to read them.

I'd love more articles about Haiku, Reactos and other alternative OS'es but the sad fact is that there's not much to tell in terms of progression or new features.

Actually I think OSNews does a great job of highlighting just about anything 'newsworthy' in these areas, like just recently when they highlighted a positive progress report on the Haiku OpenJDK GSOC effort.

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