Monthly Archives: May 2005

Ah, the loveable Information Minister!

No, not the SG one! This one. Enjoy.

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Missing the point, again!

I sent in a suggestion to the Cut Waste panel run by the Ministry of Finance about using OpenOffice, Linux and open source products in the schools. To the credit of the Cut Waste panel, they did reply. But the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Stupid Patent

It is amazing how the US Patents and Trademarks Office works. They have just granted a patent for email address completion. I hope the IPOS does not recognize this!

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Some good links

I think this is a good resource for justifying the use of Linux and Open Source in general and their relevance in education. Check this as well.

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MS Linux anyone?

Microsoft now wants to get into the anti-virus, anti-spyware business. Hmm. The entire ecosystem of anti-virus and anti-spyware providers exist because of the papermache OS built on clay that Microsoft has burdened the world with. Now that Microsoft has realized … Continue reading

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Hooray to the Global Desktop Project!

I am really happy to see that there is now movement in the Global Desktop Project with the interest from Nicholas Negroponte from MIT wanting to make the US$100 computer happen. I do wish that this project happened from Singapore, … Continue reading

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Software patents – a failing of the patent system

This story is yet another example of why patenting software techniques is both dangerous and stifling to the growth of the both types of software models (closed and open). Singapore patent laws were last updated in 1996 and I am … Continue reading

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