October 25, 2021


Time to fight back against Big Tech's IP assault | Opinion (newsweek.com)

Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Michel is still fighting the good fight, now working to open people's eyes to Big Tech's assault on our patent system and to recruit people to the battle. I miss having him his voice on the bench, with his ardent support for the system as a whole. I think his voice is more valuable on the outside these days, though, writing things like this.

tags: patentsip

link published in /2021/10/25

Trump's social network is built on a platform it didn't properly license | Engadget (engadget.com)

The truth is, Trump's new media/tech group violated the terms of the AGPLv3 software license when it launched a test version of its new social media platform.

tags: politicssoftwarelicensingtruth

link published in /2021/10/25

Hertz orders 100,000 Teslas in deal reportedly worth $4.2 billion (theverge.com)

"Bloomberg says that the first of the Tesla Model 3s will be available to rent from Hertz in major US and European markets from early November. Renters will be able to use Tesla’s network of superchargers...."

This will be a force multiplier for Tesla and EV's in general. I've driven a Model 3 for three years now, and have learned that people have a combination of hesitancy and curiosity about EV's in general. But, once they actually drive that car — with its pep and the self driving features — they're generally sold on the idea. Renting a Model 3 on a vacation (or even on a staycation) may be the best test drive Tesla could give potential customers.

tags: evtesla

link published in /2021/10/25