Ben Woods

Senior reporter

With a psychology degree under his belt, Ben set off on a four-year sojourn as a professional online poker player, but as the draw of the gambling life began to wane his attentions turned to more wholesome employment.With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you. He's also keenly interested in broadband issues, and has spent more time than strictly necessary testing out a multitude of software packages.Hot tips (no tittering at the back) can be passed along to me at ben.woods@zdnet.com or you can follow me on Twitter @BenWoodsZD, if you can bear intermittent cake and cat tweets.

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Mozilla pushes out MPL 2.0

Mozilla pushes out MPL 2.0

More than 10 years after creating the first version of the Mozilla Public Licence, the foundation behind Firefox has revamped its terms to provide better compatibility with GPL and other agreements

January 4, 2012 by in Legal

MIME creator: Developers face patent trap

MIME creator: Developers face patent trap

Mimecast chief scientist Nathaniel Borenstein says the US patent system is broken, putting a chilling effect on developers who struggle to decide whether to spend money on lawyers to defend their innovations

November 6, 2011 by in Legal

Apple and Nokia settle patent spat

Apple and Nokia settle patent spat

The iPhone maker has agreed to license technology in the iPhone from Nokia, putting an end to a long-running tit-for-tat patent dispute but posing a potential cost to Android backers

June 14, 2011 by in Legal