open source

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Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?

By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates.  Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little closer and maybe offer some alternative reasoning to the requests themselves. Firstly, this article is … Continue reading

Stating the obvious – Microsoft and open $ource

A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft’s relationship with open source and its future direction.  A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states: You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when it comes to Open-Source? Because I asked Steve Ballmer when he was in London, and … Continue reading

UK Government going ahead with Open Source

Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government’s technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say the least.   We need look no further than BBClick to see the level in … Continue reading

Microsoft has lost out again? – Kinect now freed from the 360?

Recently a company called Adafruit made a challenge to coders worldwide to write open source drivers for the Microsoft Kinect technology.  They even offered $2000 reward for the person who could do it.  As you would expect, Microsoft wasn’t too happy and released a few statements regarding the issue: …work closely with law enforcement and … Continue reading

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 2 – 07/11/10

Despite not having a guest this week we had quite a bit to talk about.  In this show we looked at Silverlight and an apparent fall from Microsoft grace. I talk about David Cameron’s comments on Copyright law / IP /Innovation and worry that instead of looking to others for example (in this case America) … Continue reading

Bing on Android – Microsoft rides the coat tails of Android again?

We start this article reminding ourselves of some comments Steve Ballmer has made in regards to Android.  You may have heard about Android, its a rather popular mobile platform which Microsoft is thinking it is going to be able to compete with when the old new Windows Mobile 7 is released shortly.😉 just some words on … Continue reading

REVIEW: Peppermint – Cloud/Lightweight distro & Considering the cloud?

Linux and its diverse range of distributions are developing at a very fast pace.  Nearly every day on Distrowatch I see something new and whilst I would like to take a look at everything, the popularity and demand for Linux distro’s means that I do not have the time to review everything.   In today’s … Continue reading

Codeplex Foundation – Microsoft loves FOSS?

Microsoft is alleged to be launching a foundation to support to Open Source software and its ethos. The interim president is non other than Sam Ramji, who recently announced he was leaving Microsoft and his position of open source czar at Redmond. So now we look at another member of this “foundation” who has been … Continue reading

Microsoft on Twitter! Flanakin Microwalker on Windows 7!

*Disclaimer* Whilst some of our Microsoft faithful claim Im a hater and baiter, I would like to stress that this article is presented in a light hearted, tongue in cheek way with a serious question.  Why cant IT be fun every so often? As Ive said before people who post opinion and have a net … Continue reading

Linux Foundation Videos – Be Linux! & other snippets!

Ok, Im nearly done for the night.  But as a last post for the day: Over on the Linux Foundation, I think Ive found my favourite Linux video.  Check this out : http://video.linux-foundation.org/video/1134 and then head over to http://video.linux-foundation.org/ And other little snippets: I would also like to give you a quick link to a … Continue reading


Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets, both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast.  Supporter of free and open source software.

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