Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software

While being asked about JavaFX and whatever other Oracle, Google or whatever technology, all I can say: I don’t really care – as long it’s free and complies w/ the 4 freedoms of software. Lately Oracle even made the proposal JEP 178: Statically-Linked JNI Libraries, allowing Java applications using JNI within a statically deployed runtime. [...]

Pirates may Save YOUR Freedom (Happy 4th of July)

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.Then they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. Then they came for the trade unionists, I did not protest; I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, I did [...]

Patents, Copyrights & Life Today

Assume you feel the urge to write a book, software, music – conserving your mood and ideas. You might want to preserve your mind set for yourself only, not to forget your ingenious ideas. But most likely you would love to share and debate it with others, or just hope others might be indulged with [...]