Politics & Law

5 Things About Margaret Thatcher — Politician, Scientist, Eco Advocate & Web Fan

5 Things About Margaret Thatcher — Politician, Scientist, Eco Advocate & Web Fan

Adriana Lee

Margaret Thatcher may have been a controversial figure in British history — or, really, world history — but there's little doubt that her passing at age 87 feels like the end of an era. A British Conservative Party leader, she was a no-nonsense politician who may be forever remembered for her uncompromising style as well as her polarizing effect on the public. People either loved her...

Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Adriana Lee

Google's commitment to open-source got a boost today, thanks to the company's newly posted Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) pledge. The OPN pledge outlines Google's passion and commitment to open-source, and promises not to instigate a lawsuit against any parties that use open-source software based on certain patents owned by the company. For now, that only covers 10 patents, though the...