Re: newsforge story

2001-09-05 Thread Robin \Roblimo\ Miller
the world begins and ends with Windows! There are days when I wish I could stomach celebrity journalism, which is easier (and pays a lot better) than dealing with the complex personal, technical and legal issues that surround leading-edge software development... :) - Robin Roblimo Miller Editor

Re: Copyright

2002-10-24 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
the software on mine. :) - Robin Roblimo Miller Editor in Chief, OSDN (Linux.com, Slashdot, freshmeat, and other Open Source Web sites) Personal site: http://roblimo.com -- license-discuss archive is at http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3

Re: click-wrap is legally supportable?

2002-10-28 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
to it) so said staff member could borrow access and review Lindows long before anyone else did? I would never stoop to that sort of license-defeating ploy, would I? (Well, maybe...) - Robin Roblimo Miller Editor in Chief, OSDN (Linux.com, Slashdot, freshmeat, and other Open Source Web sites

Re: The OSD and commercial use

2002-11-23 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
But the user still wants to be able to treat all products the same. It may be irrational, but that's the way it is. One of the attributes of Free and Open Source Software is that the user can ideed treat software like a chair, and not get sued for doing so. It is totally rational from the

Re: For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

2003-09-26 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
. I fully support your right not to use Linux or other GPL-licensed software. Robin 'Roblimo' Miller (waving large flag in bright Florida morning sunshine) -- license-discuss archive is at http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3

Re: non-aggression pacts for patents and the GPL

2003-11-24 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
thought of it. I rather like it myself, since it might encourage more companies to open their code -- and might even prevent some future SCO-type incidents. But that's just me, and I'm an observer rather than an expert. - Robin 'Roblimo' Miller Editor Reporter, NewsForge, Slashdot, etc. -- license

Re: Promotion of software patents == opposition to Open Source.

2004-01-16 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
Ken Brown wrote: I'd like to know this too. This intrigues me. Is IBM's proposition that they can make money with both IP and open source incorrect? I'm meeting some IBM people at LinuxWorld next week. I'll ask them. :) - Robin -- license-discuss archive is at

Re: The Copyright Act preempts the GPL

2004-01-28 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
Ken Brown wrote: Well, if everything else is a derivative...then how can anyone claim to be the original owner? I mean how many original owners can you have? There can only be one, whether the license says you can transfer it to 10,000 people...right? Why can't there be more than one? Why can't

Re: For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

2004-02-13 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
or not this clause has anything to do with the license's OSI-worthiness, but in the interests of simplification I would personally rather see it removed. - Robin 'Roblimo' Miller U.S. Taxpayer -- license-discuss archive is at http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3

Re: open-source x free software

2004-05-07 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
money and is not freely redistributable even though it's based on OO code. StarOffice comes with support, documention, and several features OO lacks -- and plenty of companies and at least a few individuals seem to be buying it. - Robin 'Roblimo' Miller professional troublemaker -- license

Re: KDE violates IBM patent

2004-06-11 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
I wrote a fast, rather tongue-in-cheek story about this. The few quotes used were with permission: http://business.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/06/11/179255 Thanks, everyone. - Robin 'Roblimo' Miller Editor in Chief, OSDN -- license-discuss archive is at http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi

[License-discuss] Greetings, Earthlings! Need quotes for article

2011-12-19 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
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Re: [License-discuss] Greetings, Earthlings! Need quotes for article

2011-12-19 Thread Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
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