Court Ruling: EA’s Anti-Piracy Software Is Patent Infringing

But, results aside, EA would tell you that it needed to use DRM to protect the company from piracy. Even if SecuROM failed, the company had to at least try, or else the freeloaders that live the highlife getting around intellectual property laws would win. Violating IP laws is wrong, damn it, and EA was going to do everything in its power to right that wrong.Including violating a notorious patent troll’s intellectual property to do so, apparently — at least, according to an East Texas court, which awarded Uniloc nearly $ 5 million after determining that EA violated the patent troll’s patent with the SecuROM platform.
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How strong is peer review in open source?

While code review is commonplace amongst proprietary software development firms, the nature of open source software development often makes standardized code appraisal difficult to achieve. As such, successful industry leaders or project managers in the open source community frequently employ peer review techniques as a criteria for quality control in their development cycle.
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Microsoft tells J.S. Joust devs their game is “NOT possible” on Windows

On Tuesday, the makers of indie couch-gaming collection Sportsfriends announced that the title, which launched on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 earlier this year, finally had a home-computer release date. This Friday, shoppers at Steam and Humble Store will be able to purchase the four-game collection for $ 15 on Mac, Linux, and Windows.However, the announcement came with an asterisk not normally seen in computer-game launches..
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