Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Rich Mellor (RWAP)
> On July 9, 2016 at 5:41 PM Lee Privett wrote: > > > There is an interesting bit on copyright that's list four things relating > to Software. One covers the code as literary, the other covers the output > from code as far as I can ascertain. > > The code is a literary

[Ql-Users] Software Preservation Project - Tasks

2016-07-09 Thread Michael Bulford
On Thursday 7 July 2016, 21:29:04, Rich Mellor (RWAP) wrote : > Shirley Butler (C-Fix program for use with SuperBASIC C-Port) - not sure if > she > had any more involvement in C-Port.  I also emailed Dave Walker, but no > response > from either Hi Rich, I also wrote to Shirley, but had no

Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: PCB Update

2016-07-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Apologies, I left the old link in. Please try again, it should work now. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: de...@q40.de Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 8:54 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: PCB Update Hi Dilwyn, I have downloaded the new inversion of Learcad. The

[Ql-Users] QL Forum online chat tonight

2016-07-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
We're on the QL Forum online chat once more tonight and would be pleased if any of you would like to join us during the evening to discuss anything vaguely QL related (politics, religion, cars, film, tv, etc also all tolerated in small doses!) To join us, just go onto

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Lee Privett
There is an interesting bit on copyright that's list four things relating to Software. One covers the code as literary, the other covers the output from code as far as I can ascertain. The code is a literary work The on-screen display could be an artistic work The soundtracks are musical works

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Rich Mellor (RWAP)
> On July 9, 2016 at 4:26 PM Wolf wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > Entering the sordid topic of coin, it is difficult to imagine that it would > > profit any originator of a QL program to seek recompense from the courts for > > infringement of copyright. Consider the value of past

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Wolf
Hi, Entering the sordid topic of coin, it is difficult to imagine that it would profit any originator of a QL program to seek recompense from the courts for infringement of copyright. Consider the value of past sales, future possible sales, and legal costs. The case would have to be based on

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Wolf
Hi Colin, When a member of the Bristol Group, I remember being told that any program lodged in the QL system automatically became public domain. Can that be confirmed? No it can't. Very broadly speaking, if someone writes a piece of software, then someone has a copyright to it -

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
When a member of the Bristol Group, I remember being told that any program lodged in the QL system automatically became public domain. Can that be confirmed? Define "QL system"? Don't understand that, unless what they meant was that as soon as you made a program available in some way, widespread

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Ralf Reköndt
Yes, why Fred Toussi does not make this program freeware and why he does not make the way public, how T87 saves its documents... I will never understand. Noone sells it today, nor does anyone develops driver for it. Is this the way? Surely not. Cheers...Ralf - Original Message -

Re: [Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Peter Graf
Colin McKay wrote: > As regards the QL dying, to me the main factor for this is the inability of > the QL community to create a system of durable software which would enable > the purchaser of a machine (emulator) to instantly have a day-to-day > coherent usable collection of programs not prone

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation Project

2016-07-09 Thread Tobias Fröschle
What the whole thing boils down to is probably: Do I care if someone is blocking my driveway? Do I care if someone is blocking my neighbor's driveway? Do I care if someone is blocking my neighbor's driveway that hasn't been used by them for 25 years? In all but the first case, I don't - It's

[Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Colin McKay
When a member of the Bristol Group, I remember being told that any program lodged in the QL system automatically became public domain. Can that be confirmed? Whilst searching the web, one site virtually stated that anything a person produces is automatically subject to copyright. Another site

Re: [Ql-Users] Master Spy

2016-07-09 Thread Richard Howe
Hi Derek I am developing an unusual website. It's slow going but great to be creative again after so many years troubleshooting endless PC problems. I reckon another few months should see it roadworthy. No assembler work though! Best wishes Richard Howe -Original Message- From: Ql-Users

Re: [Ql-Users] Master Spy

2016-07-09 Thread derek
Hi Richard, Do you still write any software these days? Regards Derek ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation Project

2016-07-09 Thread Richard Howe
Thanks Derek I am pleased you found it useful, and pleased you bought it from Tom (last name Dolezal). I remember TK Computerware as a consistent supporter and retailer of QL and Z88 products at the time. Tom worked in Ashford, Kent but I think he moved in the 90s. When credit card fraud began

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation Project

2016-07-09 Thread Derek Stewart
Hi Richard, I bought a copy of Master Spy in 1989 from TK Computaware, aftwer a review in QL Wolrd. I must say that Master Spy was one of best QL software I have ever had. I am sorry for not buying it direct from you. Regards, Derek On 07/07/16 16:16, Richard Howe wrote: Hi I don't