The day before 2021, the Russian Government obliged two US companies to issue licenses to their patents for Remdesivir (antiviral medication used to treat #COVID19) to the Russian #pharma company. This is the 1st time in history when the Government used this #legal opportunity under the art. 1360 of the Russian Civil Code.
On April 1, these US companies filed a claim against the Russian Government. The #court hearing will be held on May 27.
#RMS addresses the #FreeSoftware community
KDE e.V. is hiring 2 positions for environmental sustainability project https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/2021q2/006846.html
Understatement of the year: «We have no reason to believe that the Copyright Act seeks to protect third parties' investment in learning how to operate a created work.»
«In our view, for the reasons just described, the declaring code is, if copyrightable at all, further than are most computer programs (such as the implementing code) from the core of copyright.»
I stress "If copyrightable at all".
Go #JusticeBreyer go!
«In a 6-2 decision, the justices overturned a lower court's ruling that found Google's inclusion of Oracle's software code in Android did not constitute a fair use under U.S. #copyright law.»
🌟 @fossandcrafts - Unusual podcast about FOSS, handicrafts and related stuff
🌟 @LimeSurvey - Free open self-hostable alternative to SurveyMonkey, Google Forms etc.
🌟 @smartyflix - Videos about technology, tech history and pop culture
🌟 @evilscientistca - Research astronomer who posts amazing photos of stars, galaxies etc taken with observatory telescopes
🌟 @johannc - Artist drawing intricate detailed cartoons using Libre software
"For centuries Diogenes was known as a weirdo who lived like a dog. The city should have sent someone else to talk with Alexander."
"A generation of citizens of Königsberg only knew Kant for his monomaniacal daily walks."
"Everyone knows about the activities in Lesbos but how many know Sappho's works by heart?"
"For centuries kids have only known Francis as a madman who talked with birds."
A decent approach to the role of #automation in #logistics and beyond: «To maximize the value of human expertise, retailers need to ensure that their experts' days aren't filled with managing routine exceptions that an intelligent retail planning system could handle».
Last week #Microsoft discovered that monopolies are bad, competition good. It immediately proceeded to suggest that the USA expand monopolies further, "copy" the restrictive #copyright -related regimes.
Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.
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