FLOSS Weekly 466: Open Mainframe Project

Simon co-hosted FLOSS Weekly episode 466 with Randal Schwartz, interviewing representatives of the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project.

The show is short because they spent over half an hour helping the guests with their video and audio setup. A hint to future guests: the instructions Randal sends out in advance really matter!

Microsoft & Linux & Patents & Tweets

Fact-checking some tweets about Linux Foundation’s newest member and their harvesting of other members’ money.

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Microsoft recently joined the Linux Foundation while still asserting its patents against the rest of the membership. As I found that odd, I tweeted some casually-calculated statistics  about Microsoft’s patent revenues that seemed to me to simply be the aggregation of common knowledge. But maybe people have forgotten the details; at least two respondents asked me to substantiate the figures. Having struck a nerve, this post is by way of explanation. Continue reading