Graylin Kim | 1 Nov 01:31 2010
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End of Gene Patenting

I know its not exactly related to genes, but I was surprised that I didn't receive this notice over the list. There doesn't seem to be any guarantee of enforcement at this point but its a sharp break from policies of past. Perhaps a positive sign for things to come though.

~Graylin

<div><p>I know its not exactly related to genes, but I was surprised that I didn't receive <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/30/business/30drug.html?_r=1">this notice</a> over the list. There doesn't seem to be any guarantee of enforcement at this point but its a sharp break from policies of past. Perhaps a positive sign for things to come though.<br><br>~Graylin<br></p></div>
Luis Ibanez | 1 Nov 03:08 2010

On Copyright and Learning to let go...


"Copyright terms were initially 14 years -- about the time it
took to raise a child to adulthood. After 14 years (or 18
years now, we have extended legal infancy) parents really
have to let go of their children, and acknowledge they don't
"own" them. In fact, they never did.    So it is with Art..."

    Nina Paley


http://blog.ninapaley.com/2008/12/30/your-children-are-not-your-children/

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<br>"Copyright terms were initially 14 years -- about the time it<br>took to raise a child to adulthood. After 14 years (or 18 <br>years now, we have extended legal infancy) parents really <br>have to let go of their children, and acknowledge they don't<br>
"own" them. In fact, they never did.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So it is with Art..."<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nina Paley<br><br><br><a href="http://blog.ninapaley.com/2008/12/30/your-children-are-not-your-children/">http://blog.ninapaley.com/2008/12/30/your-children-are-not-your-children/</a><br><br>
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Graylin Kim | 1 Nov 03:19 2010
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The "Fourth" Domain

Passing this on from the RCOS list:

'the “fourth quadrant”: the space of collaborative, nonproprietary innovation, exemplified in recent years by the Internet and the Web, two groundbreaking innovations not owned by anyone.'

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?pagewanted=1&ref=business&src=me&adxnnlx=1288573292-7MvpDVym/SU9sKy836DPbA

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: msk moorthy <mskmoorthy <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM
Subject: Article of interest
To: rcos-fall2010 <at> googlegroups.com


Interesting article First couple of paragraphs
AUTHORS quickly find a certain predictability to many of the questions
they encounter on a book tour. But a few weeks ago, during the second
stop on the tour for my new book, I found myself being interviewed in
front of a Seattle audience and responding to an opening question that
I had never been asked before: “Are you a Communist?”

The question was intended as a joke, but like the best jokes, it
played on the edges of an important and uncomfortable truth. I had
just spent four years writing a book about the innovative power of
open systems that work outside of or parallel to traditional market
environments: the amateur scientists of the Enlightenment, university
research labs, open source software platforms.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?src=me&ref=business

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<p>Passing this on from the RCOS list:<br><br></p>
<div>'the &ldquo;fourth quadrant&rdquo;: the space of collaborative, nonproprietary 
innovation, exemplified in recent years by the Internet and the Web, two
 groundbreaking innovations not owned by anyone.'<br><br>
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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?pagewanted=1&amp;ref=business&amp;src=me&amp;adxnnlx=1288573292-7MvpDVym/SU9sKy836DPbA">http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?pagewanted=1&amp;ref=business&amp;src=me&amp;adxnnlx=1288573292-7MvpDVym/SU9sKy836DPbA</a><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: msk moorthy <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:mskmoorthy <at> gmail.com">mskmoorthy <at> gmail.com</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM<br>
Subject: Article of interest<br>To: <a href="mailto:rcos-fall2010 <at> googlegroups.com">rcos-fall2010 <at> googlegroups.com</a><br><br><br>Interesting article First couple of paragraphs<br>
AUTHORS quickly find a certain predictability to many of the questions<br>
they encounter on a book tour. But a few weeks ago, during the second<br>
stop on the tour for my new book, I found myself being interviewed in<br>
front of a Seattle audience and responding to an opening question that<br>
I had never been asked before: &ldquo;Are you a Communist?&rdquo;<br><br>
The question was intended as a joke, but like the best jokes, it<br>
played on the edges of an important and uncomfortable truth. I had<br>
just spent four years writing a book about the innovative power of<br>
open systems that work outside of or parallel to traditional market<br>
environments: the amateur scientists of the Enlightenment, university<br>
research labs, open source software platforms.<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?src=me&amp;ref=business" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/business/31every.html?src=me&amp;ref=business</a><br><br>
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Best Regards<br><br>
Moorthy<br>
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518-276-6911(o) 518-276-4033(fax)<br>
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Graylin Kim | 1 Nov 22:16 2010
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Patent Wars

Its a nice visual. I can't speak for its accuracy, but it seems about right.

http://codeflow.org/pictures/suesilly.png
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<div>Its a nice visual. I can't speak for its accuracy, but it seems about right.</div>
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<a href="http://codeflow.org/pictures/suesilly.png">http://codeflow.org/pictures/suesilly.png</a>
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Samuel B. Johnson | 2 Nov 17:46 2010
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Oracle generating more ill will?

Given our discussions about how Open Source encourages innovation by theoretically allowing anyone who doesn't like the direction or pace of the project to fork it, I thought this was interesting:



--Sam
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<p>Given our discussions about how Open Source encourages innovation by theoretically allowing anyone who doesn't like the direction or pace of the project to fork it, I thought this was interesting:</p>
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<div><a href="http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/11/fork-off-mass-exodus-from-ooo-as-contributors-join-libreoffice.ars">http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/11/fork-off-mass-exodus-from-ooo-as-contributors-join-libreoffice.ars</a></div>
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<div>--Sam</div>
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Luis Ibanez | 2 Nov 18:14 2010

Thursday November 11 class: Barbara Liskov : Talk


The class of Thursday Nov 11 will be at:

The Second Joe Flahery Lecture.

by Barbara Liskov of MIT
an expert on Object Oriented Programming
and last years Turing Award winner.


More detailed information will follow.


     Luis
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<br>The class of Thursday Nov 11 will be at:<br><br>
The Second Joe Flahery Lecture. <br><br>by Barbara Liskov of MIT <br>an expert on Object Oriented Programming<br>
and last years Turing Award winner.<br><br><br>More detailed information will follow.<br><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Luis<br>
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Luis Ibanez | 2 Nov 18:22 2010

Re: Thursday November 11 class: Barbara Liskov : Talk


Here are the details:

http://www.cs.rpi.edu/news/flaherty/2010Liskov.pdf

Talk is on November 11th in Biotech Audiotorium (Biotech Building) -
First floor - Big Confreence Room.
Reception at 3:15 pm Talk is at 4:00 pm.


     Luis


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On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Luis Ibanez <luis.ibanez <at> kitware.com> wrote:

The class of Thursday Nov 11 will be at:

The Second Joe Flahery Lecture.

by Barbara Liskov of MIT
an expert on Object Oriented Programming
and last years Turing Award winner.


More detailed information will follow.


     Luis

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<br>Here are the details:<br><br><a href="http://www.cs.rpi.edu/news/flaherty/2010Liskov.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cs.rpi.edu/news/flaherty/2010Liskov.pdf</a><br><br>Talk is on November 11th in Biotech Audiotorium (Biotech Building) -<br>
First floor - Big Confreence Room.<br>
Reception at 3:15 pm Talk is at 4:00 pm.<br><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Luis<br><br><br>--------------------------------------------------------------------------<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Luis Ibanez <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:luis.ibanez <at> kitware.com">luis.ibanez <at> kitware.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
<br>The class of Thursday Nov 11 will be at:<br><br>
The Second Joe Flahery Lecture. <br><br>by Barbara Liskov of MIT <br>an expert on Object Oriented Programming<br>
and last years Turing Award winner.<br><br><br>More detailed information will follow.<br><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Luis<br>
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David Doria | 3 Nov 00:43 2010
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Short Qt lecture tomorrow

Sorry for the short notice, but I will be giving a short introduction
to the basics of the Qt GUI library tomorrow, Wednesday Nov 3rd in CII
6003 from 2pm-3pm for anyone interested.

Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can make sure the room
will accommodate.

Thanks, hope to see you there!

David
Paul Ignatenko | 3 Nov 16:20 2010
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Community fallout in VLC over AppStore releases

Hey everyone --

So for those of you who haven't been keeping up there's a great deal of
infighting now in the developer community over the issue of the violation of the
GPL when publishing VLC by an external party (largely supported by Jean-Baptiste
Kempf) to the Apple App Store for iOS devices. Just to catch you up, on some of
the legal facts, VideoLan does not require copyright attribution, contributors
own their code and therefore the copyright, the GPL in the App Store is a grey
area that's not supported by the FSF (who is a merely a politically interested
party in this case), there is precident for pulling GPL software from the Apple
App Store (in the case of GNU Go), and finally even ignoring some sections of
the GPL it's muddy if the basic freedoms of the GPL can be utilized (ie. can you
run the changed software on the phone without being an apple developer, without
cracking? ie. freedom 1).

Here is one relevent discussion thread starting with the FSF's take on the GPL
issue:

http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2010-November/077486.html

Another thread comes by way of OSNews:

http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2010-October/077324.html

Which complains of censorship in the community, and forks off into a discussion
more relevant about the Apple AppStore infringing on GPL. Note that some of the
comments summarize complaints by copyright holding contributors. (Such as
Remi's)

http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2010-October/077325.html

So this will be a very exciting and important issue in terms of shaping the open
source world, legally, and interpersonally as to who should hold the reigns in a
viral copyleft world that means more freedom for users (GPL).

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Paul

msk moorthy | 4 Nov 23:15 2010
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FTC

FTC Names Edward W. Felten (Professor of CS at Princeton) as Agency's
Chief Technologist; Eileen Harrington as Executive Director

http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/11/cted.shtm

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