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Netflix 對 Landing Page 的效能改善計畫...

幹掉 React (噗): Removing client-side React.js (but keeping it on the server) resulted in a 50% performance improvement on our landing page pic.twitter.com/vM7JhWhYKu — Netflix UI Engineers (@NetflixUIE) October 26, 2017 官方帳號丟戰文出來... 後面就有人開始亂 XDDD everyone keeps talking about this PlainJS … Continue reading

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Facebook 決定修改原先的授權條款

Facebook 在各個單位的砲火下決定將本來的 BSD+Patents 授權改為 MIT license:「Relicensing React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js」。 Next week, we are going to relicense our open source projects React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license. 後面講了很多場面話,聽聽就好... 改成 MIT license 最大的理由應該還是在 PR 面的傷害。

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Matt Mullenweg 決定對 React 的專利議題投下反對票

React 的專利問題繼續燒... (可以參考「React 的專利授權議題」,不過陸陸續續還有發生一些事情沒寫...) 在 Facebook 表態他們不會修改 React 的條款後,Matt Mullenweg (WordPress 的共同創造人,以及 WordPress.com 現在的老大) 直接宣佈了 Gutenberg (WordPress 新的 editor) 將全面停用 React 改用新的 library 開發: [...] I'm here to say that the Gutenberg team is going to take a step back … Continue reading

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React 的專利授權議題

在 ASF (Apache Software Foundation) 全面禁止 Facebook 的 BSD+PATENTS 後 (「Apache Foundation 宣佈禁止使用 Facebook BSD+Patents 的軟體」),整件事情開始熱起來了... 簡單來說,Facebook 有意為之,而且不打算撤回這個有攻擊性的授權模式,參考「Explaining React's license」這邊官方的說明以及有人寫了一篇解讀:「If you’re a startup, you should not use React (reflecting on the BSD + patents license)」。 Facebook 內的意見其實也不一樣,像是 Yarn 之所以沒有 PATENTS … Continue reading

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Apache Foundation 宣佈禁止使用 Facebook BSD+Patents 的軟體

在「RocksDB Integrations」這邊討論到 RocksDB 裡 Facebook 所使用的 Facebook BSD+Patents License。 不過因為 RocksDB 最近在換 license (從 Facebook BSD+Patents 換到 Apache License, Version 2.0),移除了 PATENTS 內的限制,需要看 PATENTS 的舊檔案可以在 PATENTS 這邊看到。 Chris Mattmann 正式發出決議禁用 Facebook BSD+Patents License。(參考最後) 另外也提到了 Facebook 是故意埋下這些限制: Note also Roy's comment … Continue reading

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MP3 專利全數過期

看到有人提到,查了維基百科上面的 MP3 條目,看起來在 4/16 就全部都過期了: The basic MP3 decoding and encoding technology is patent-free in the European Union, all patents having expired there by 2012 at the latest. In the United States, the technology became substantially patent-free on 16 April … Continue reading

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Google 自動駕駛車保護行人而申請的專利

在「Google patent: Glue would stick pedestrian to self-driving car after collision」這邊看到因為自動駕駛車的發明才有可能做到的專利。 一般的情況下,在汽車撞到行人後,駕駛會急忙停下來,而可能會導致後方車輛的追撞,而且可能會導致行人直接飛出去造成更多的傷害。這個專利規劃在車輛前端使用特殊的黏性膠,再透過減速讓行人黏在上面停下來: The front region of the vehicle may be coated with a specialized adhesive that adheres to a pedestrian, and thus holds the pedestrian on the vehicle in the … Continue reading

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VENUE Act 對專利蟑螂的反擊

EFF 的「We Can't Keep Waiting: Pass the VENUE Act This Year」這篇寫的還蠻清楚的,VENUE Act (S. 2733) 是一個看起來頗有效的 workaround,先上這個 workaround 降低專利蟑螂的攻勢。 專利蟑螂 (通常是原告) 可以選擇任意一個聯邦法庭提出控告: As the law stands now, patent owners have almost complete control over which federal district to file a case … Continue reading

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密碼系統的 Monoculture

這篇文章講到最近密碼系統的現象:「On the Impending Crypto Monoculture」。 目前常在用的密碼系統包括了 RSA、DH、ECDH、ECDSA、SHA-2、AES 這些演算法,而最近這幾年大家在推廣使用的演算法都出自於同一個人手裡,Dan Bernstein,也就是 djb: A major feature of these changes includes the dropping of traditional encryption algorithms and mechanisms like RSA, DH, ECDH/ECDSA, SHA-2, and AES, for a completely different set of mechanisms, including … Continue reading

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印度對軟體專利的限制

印度對軟體專利加以限制:「No patent if invention lies only in computer program, says Indian Patent Office」,新的規定規範了如果是程式內所跑出來的創新 (invention),那麼就不可以被專利化: The new guideline says that if the contribution of the invention lies only in computer program, the examiner should deny the patent claim. 基於程式本身不可專利,那麼完全由程式所產生出來的創新也不應該有專利權: "The computer … Continue reading

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