Cloud Follow 200 Followers

Oral Arguments before Supreme Court in Microsoft Cloud Computing Case Focus on Legal Issues

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on the Microsoft cloud computing case. A ruling against Microsoft could require companies based in the United States to hand over to law enforcement data stored on foreign servers. U.S. based organizations might then not be able to provide cloud computing services to foreign countries.

Development Follow 416 Followers

State of Wyoming House Unanimously Pass Two Blockchain Bills

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 1

On February 19th, the State of Wyoming House unanimously passed two blockchain bills as a way to incentivize the industry to invest in the state's economy. The first bill, HB 70, focuses on utility tokens, offered in the form of ICOs, being exempt from state security regulations and the second, HB 19, excludes virtual currencies from the state’s money transmitter act.

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Developers Ask: Can I Legally Use The "Fluent UI" Or Ribbon Design?

by Jonathan Allen Follow 436 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018 1

It was recently reported that Corel lost a patent lawsuit regarding the "fluent UI" or ribbon design. This is the UI that you see in MS Office products that replaces the traditional menu + toolbar design popular since the 1990s. This has many developers concerned about their own applications.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

Web API Follow 201 Followers

LinkedIn Ordered to Allow Scraping of Public Profile Data

by Shelby Switzer Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 25, 2017

A United States federal judge has ruled that Microsoft’s LinkedIn cannot block third party web scrapers from scraping data from publicly available profiles.

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GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

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Strange Loop 2016 Recap: Safeguards against Government Hacking, Plus Clojure and Java 9

by Wesley Reisz Follow 15 Followers on  Sep 19, 2016

Strange Loop 2016 recap, highlighting Amie Stepanoich's keynote on Safeguards against Government Hacking, Simon Ritter on Clojure Spec, and Simon Ritter discussing Jigsaw with JDK 9.

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Apple and FBI Court Appearance Postponed

by Alex Blewitt Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

The court appearance between Apple and the FBI, originally scheduled for later today, has been postponed a week until after Easter, following a request from the FBI to defer.

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Does Running Java on Docker Containers Violate Agreements?

by Charles Humble Follow 646 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016 17

In a recent blog post Henn Idan raised an issue that using Oracle Java in containers could be violating the Oracle licensing agreements. Is this an issue, or is it something that developers should be concerned about? InfoQ investigates.


Scrum Alliance Withdraws Trademark Filing for "Scrum User Group"

by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 26, 2015

The Scrum Alliance has announced that it is withdrawing the trademark filing for the term "Scrum User Group".


Reaction to the Scrum Alliance Trademark Application for Scrum User Group

by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 23, 2015 1

In 2009 the Scrum Alliance registered a trademark application to register the term "Scrum User Group" as a protected trademark. Ken Schwaber, one of the original founders of the Scrum Alliance, has written a blog in which he objects strenuously to this move, and has asked for the community to respond to the move, with the possibility of filing an expensive legal challenge.


New Developments in Model Driven Software Engineering

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 24, 2015

An interview with Rob Howe, host of the MDSE session at the software engineering conference and CEO of Verum, about the state of practice and recent developments in model driven software engineering, the usage of this technology, whether he considers model driven software engineering to be a proven mature technology, and what the future will bring us in model driven software engineering.


Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 30, 2014 2

Google has sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91B, and keeps most of the patents in their portfolio while Lenovo gets 2,000 patents. Google may lose money on this deal but the Android ecosystem benefits.


Martin Fowler on Data Austerity

by Jonathan Allen Follow 436 Followers on  Dec 17, 2013

Martin Fowler writes about the opposite of Big Data, Datensparsamkeit. This German word roughly translates to “data austerity” or simply “not storing more than you need”.


MS, Google to Sue US Govt. for Permission to Release More Data about Privacy Damaging FISA Requests

by Chris Swan Follow 397 Followers on  Sep 05, 2013

Microsoft and Google are working together in a fight for greater transparency on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders. Not satisfied with the limited out of court agreement that’s already been reached with the US government to disclose summary data relating to national security requests, the two companies are now taking legal action and lobbying for support from Congress.

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