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by Jenda
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

I think it's only appropriate for me to point out that your idea of forcing everybody to release all their software under the GPL (a paraphrase of the legislation that you propose) is at least as totalitarian as anything i said. Agreed. We're talking artificial constructs of balance - choosing not ...
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

We seem to have reached an agreement afterall :)
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

I agree - the article is more related to DRM. OTOH, DRM is nothing else than copyright enforcement.

As for your remaining point - taken, but would be easily solved by administering that all code must be available.
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

I am pretty sure you are wrong on this. Are you saying Micro$oft can not use code that is out in the public domain in their own software? I don't believe this to be true. They certainly use BSD code in their own software but BSD code is copyrighted and it does have a license attached to it with cer...
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

Mind you, i just noticed there are edits in the ColdPizza article - so just disregard most of the stuff in italics.
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

this is indeed a fascinating debate. i have to agree with everything from void main so far but this doesn't mean i disagree with jenda. Jenda, you seem to be advocating your own ideal, but that's not how things are ever going to be set up. The GPL is supposed to fit in legally with the existing cop...
by Jenda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

I am saying that is the wrong thing to do with the way things currently work. By avoiding copyright the proprietary developer wins by default. You are basically putting your code into the public domain where he can use your own code against you by extending it and closing it up, something the GPL l...
by Jenda
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

And a few quotes from the copyright misinterpretation article: that copyright is not a natural right of authors, but an artificial concession made to them for the sake of progress. In effect, the government spends the public's natural rights, on the public's behalf, as part of a deal to bring the pu...
by Jenda
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

Void Main: You're still not understanding my point. You are thinking - no copyright = all is public domain. I'm saying, no copyright = all is GPL. Two steps needed for my version - removing copyright AND changing the rules for the public domain license to something very similar to GPL. In fact, it w...
by Jenda
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

Let us agree to disagree, then just as you suggested. What I meant was the extreme situation where GPL is a replacement for the default public domain licence, and there is no other licence available - as in, whenever you produce SW, it is automatically under something like the GPL. But once again, I...
by Jenda
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

It seems to me that the GPL is only a way of using © to twist it around to something it was never meant to be, but should be anyway. In fact, in a way, it is to say that the GPL uses the copyright to create a zone, within copyright, where there are basically no copyright restrictions (save the reli...
by Jenda
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

I have to disagree with you. Copyrights are set at the level of about the 15th century, where protecting the work for a lifetime or two would make sense. Today, however, the 70 years set on them are ridiculous. On another note is the way they are enforced. They are intended to 'protect an implementa...
by Jenda
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 62370

One more way to say why I like it...

Because of me: I can allow myself not to worry about viruses and other malware. I save serious cash. I've got the powah! Because of you: The community surrounding Linux is very helpful... ...the one around Ubuntu is friendly, as a perk ツ Because of them: I support freedom of thought and speech. GP...
by Jenda
Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: U3 USB Memory Sticks, iRiver Ogg players, Gripes, Oh my!
Replies: 14
Views: 26780

hmm... any recomendations resulting from this?
IE, what should I watch out for, as a linux-only user, with thumbdrives?

And mp3 players - I want a cheap one for my dad, a few Gigs is enough. Any suggestions?
by Jenda
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu entering scary territory
Replies: 11
Views: 11415

i hope everyone who has contributed (including everyone who has contributed to the software which is packaged with ubuntu, eg: linux kernel, gnome UI, sendmail et cetera et cetera) feels the same way you do.
Unfortunately not very probable.