Open Sources, Episode 3: Learning to love patent trolls
The second edition of Open Sources Podcast hits the airwaves, and this one actually has some useful information in it.
Dave Rosenberg and I recorded Episode 3 of Open Sources. Zack Urlocker was on the call, but couldn't get the microphone on his headset working, so let's just say you never hear him on the podcast.
That doesn't stop us, however, from talking about Sun and, most interestingly, Intellectual Ventures. Dave provides some real insight into how it operates, and the positive things that can come from an all-consuming patent troll. Well worth a listen for that reason alone.
We also smack around those in the open-source community that contribute bile, not code, and argue that support-based business models simply aren't enough.