In a recent position paper, SPRIN-D, an innovation agency of the German government, proposed that universities license their intellectual property (IP) to university startups in return for virtual shares. This approach is suggested as a practice to work around universities who stall startup licensing deals due to unrealistic assumptions (e.g. lump-sum upfront payment). The problem being solved, however, is only at the end of a long chain of necessary changes, before the specifics of a licensing deal even become relevant.Continue reading “Incentivizing German Universities to Capitalize on Their Intellectual Property”
So far, nobody. Not the open source developers, who responded fast and professionally, and not the companies who handled the risk within a day or two.
Eventually, however, we will have to blame (or complain) about those companies who got cracked because they did not remove the vulnerability in time.Continue reading “Who to Blame for the log4j Vulnerability?”