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9 weeks ago by jace
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9 weeks ago by tomconte
Comes Around Again by scarletjedi
Gimli closes his eyes, an old Dwarf on the brink of death in the home he had built with his husband in the Undying Lands, and opens them again as a young Dwarf in his childhood home in Ered Luin. He's returned to the tumultuous week before The Company set out to recruit their Burglar from his cosy hobbit hole. Gimli, once again a impetuous teen in the eyes of his family, must get into that Company--the lives of his loved ones, and the very fate of Middle Earth--depends on it.
fic  thehobbit  slash  gimli/legolas  legolas  gimli  thorinoakenshield  bilbobaggins  bilbo/thorin  fili  kili  dwalin  balin  ori  nori  dori  bifur  bofur  bombur  oin  gloin  thranduil  bard  gandalf  au  fixit  timetravel  author:scarletjedi 
october 2016 by ashtree22
A Shot in the Dark by Silver_pup
When he opens his eyes again, he finds himself in his old bed in his old home in his old body. Is this death? Or a trick of magic? Either way, Bilbo recognizes a second chance when he sees one, and this time his adventure with Thorin is going to go a bit differently.
fic  thehobbit  slash  au  fixit  timetravel  bilbobaggins  bilbo/thorin  thorinoakenshield  gandalf  kili  fili  dwalin  ori  balin  bifur  bofur  bombur  nori  dori  gloin  oin  thranduil  bardbowman  tauriel  legolas  beorn  dainironfoot  slowbuild  epic  author:silver_pup 
january 2015 by ashtree22
Open Invention Network Symposium on Open Source Software and Patents in Context
Dublin, 24th September 2014, hosted by Enterprise Ireland. Hosted by former Ubuntu
counsel (via gcarr)
via:gcarr  ubuntu  law  legal  open-source  floss  oss  oin  inventions  patents  swpat  software  ireland  ei  events 
september 2014 by jm
An Eye for Quality by Linelen (Linelenagain)
Fíli lived his life by an old dwarven proverb: when a fool drops a treasure, a wise man picks it up (it sounded better in the original khuzdul).

Bella Baggins never quite fit in the Shire. Perhaps she was made for the mountains, instead.
fic  bilbobaggins  thorinoakenshield  fili  kili  bilbo/thorin  alwaysagirl!bilbo  au  genderswap  familybychoice  oin  gloin  ori  nori  dori  dwalin  balin  bifur  bofur  bombur  amazing  favourite  author:linelen  author:linelenagain  thranduil  legolas  bard  gandalf  thehobbit 
august 2013 by ashtree22
Being suddenly introduced to all the big shots with Swedish names at a single EUC
"Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori and Thorin Oakenshield"
gandalf  lotr  the-hobbit  humor  gif  fili  kili  oin  gloin  balin  dwalin  bifur  bofur  bombur  dori  nori  ori  thorin-oakenshield 
june 2013 by mxmerz
Your Axe to My Throat, My Knife to Yours by Thorinsmut
Nori is an excellent thief with a complicated family, Dwalin is an excellent guardsman with complicated feelings about a certain thief, a lot of UST and some smut happens, and then they both join a suicide quest to reclaim a mountain from a dragon and things get even more complicated and smutty.
Someday, they might actually be forced to come to terms with the fact that they don't hate each other.
fanfic  TheHobbit  Dwalin/Nori  Ori  family  Dori  ust  ao3  Balin  hate.sex  non/dub-con  injury  Nori/ocs  size.kink  tattoos  piercings  hair.kink  scars  knife.play  Oin  cuddling  Bilbo_Baggins  insanity  Thorin  major.character.death  words:50.000-75.000  author:thorinsmut  character.study 
april 2013 by hatinjacket
The Hobbit Kink Meme - Prompt Post 1 (closed to new prompts)
Bilbo stays for Thorin’s coronation as King Under the Mountain, but then he goes home with Gandalf as his guide. He’s a different person, now, and the Sackville-Bagginses never let him forget it—something about him no longer deserving the Baggins silver: he’s fairly sure that’s where his spoons went—but sometimes he dreams about black ink on pale skin, about a dragon with golden eyes and runes he doesn’t understand, notched axes and tiny pork pies, and he wakes with a restlessness in his heart and an itch in the soles of his feet.
The.Hobbit  LOTR  Lord.of.the.Rings  Bilbo.Baggins  Thorin.Oakenshield  Fili/Kili  Fili  Kili  Dwalin  Balin  Bombur  Bofur  Bifur  Ori  Nori  Dori  Oin  Gloin 
february 2013 by reccea
The Nexenta Planet » Nexenta and OIN – so what?
Today we have announced our membership in the Open Innovation Network; you can read the official announcement here.  In this post I’d like to explain why we did so in a little more detail.

1. Increasing impact of OpenStorage and NexentaStor means predators may get annoyed

In 2011 our partners will sell at least $400 million in systems that include NexentaStor as the storage intelligence.  At legacy storage provider prices this would be well over $1 billion.  We expect to be harassed in the future by legacy storage providers as they see our partners beating them in an increasing number of deals.

While we are now large enough to afford the world’s top IP litigators, as you can see below we believe OIN can help protect OpenStorage and Nexenta.

2. The importance of Unix and other IP means the OIN defense is solid

In storage software, most solutions can be traced back to Unix; most if not all legacy storage providers utilize somewhere in their applications essentially a fork of Unix.  OIN owns or has licenses on quite a bit of Unix – which is why OIN is so useful as a protector of Linux.   This announcement means that Nexenta now has access to hundreds of licenses of Unix related patents for defensive purposes.  If we do get sued we can now respond by enforcing hundreds of relevant patents on whomever sues us.

Incidentally, as many commentators have noticed, ownership of certain of the 882 Novell patents was recently purchased by a consortium that includes EMC and others for $450 million dollars; you can read the Register’s somewhat alarmist article on the subject here.  The good news is that this purchase does *not* eliminate the license that covers OIN licensees; read Groklaw on the subject here.

3. We’re already committed to openness so OIN is a natural for Nexenta

Our mission is “enterprise class storage for everyone” and our record-setting growth is proof of the power of open source to accelerate innovation and to eliminate vendor lock-in.  We’re very happy for OIN licensees to have access to our relevant patents as we continue to file them.  And I’m hopeful that joining OIN will be seen as a more natural step for other storage innovators in the future.  I would note that a very slim handful of storage companies are fellow licensees, as well as Google, Mozilla, Oracle and many others in addition to the founding members IBM, RedHat, Novel, Sony, Philips and NEC.

In conclusion, Nexenta joining OIN is a defensive move that reflects the growing importance of OpenStorage.  I would note that legacy storage vendors each have relatively few patents, perhaps as many as 500-1000 per vendor, as compared to the hundreds of thousands from the founding members of OIN alone.  Given those odds I would not be surprised if one or more of them join OIN as well in the future.  I certainly hope so – there are many excellent legacy storage companies that could be competitive even without the vendor lock-in and legal shenanigans that bedevil the industry today.

One final note – thank you to OIN!  It is rare in business that you encounter such a powerful force for good.
nexenta  patent  oin  ip  Uncategorized 
january 2011 by stateless
Keith Bergelt: The Case for Market Based Patent Reform - CNBC Guest Blog - CNBC.com
"The foregoing dynamics underscore the need for legislative, regulatory and judicial patent reform coupled with market-led patent reform. Absent a joint market, industry and government effort that is comprehensive and seeks to resolve all of the challenges posed by today’s patent system, the result of legislative reform will be suboptimal."
patents  system  legislativereview  regulation  oin  software 
november 2009 by sogrady
Barracuda Networks joins the Open Invention Network
Barracuda have been doing some good things recently regarding open source
barracuda  open-source  oin  patents  free-software  spamassassin  asf  apache 
october 2007 by jmason

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