secretary | 7 Dec 01:11 2005

NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 7 December 2005 NYCBUG: Ike on Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server

<blockquote
  what="official NYCBUG announcement">

 From: announce-nycbug <at> lists.nycbug.org
 Subject: [Announce-NYCBUG] NYC*BUG Meeting Tomorrow

 Ike: Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server

 6-8 pm, Soho Apple Store at 103 Prince Street, New York, NY

 Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server.

 Early unix mainframe computing brought elegant process and resource 
 sharing systems which helped get more application use out of expensive 
 hardware. These concerns have been largely been pushed aside in 
 computing with the rise of desktop PCs, and large farms of 
 ever-shrinking pizza boxes in the data center. Today, as more punch gets 
 packed into 1u than ever, server resources can be further consolidated 
 and abstracted to securely separate complex and sophisticated services 
 in the same hardware server, by running secure virtual UNIX machines. 
 FreeBSD Jails are a time-tested, secure, reliable UNIX virtual machine 
 with endless uses.

 Who wants jails?

 * System Administrators who need to securely separate small yet
 * important services.
 * Software Developers who always need more dev machines.
 * System Architects who need affordable high-availability systems.
 * Educators who could use virtual machines to provide clean unix server
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secretary | 10 Dec 05:56 2005

NYC LOCAL: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday 10 December 2005 Richard Stallman will explain DRM at Virgin Records on 14th Street and Broadway, Manhattan

Personal note from Jay Sulzberger:

This announcement goes out late, yet I know some folk will help RMS
educate, impress, and charm many people who might otherwise buy a damaged
and damaging "CD".

Last week, Richard Stallman and NYU Free Culture Club and other folk did
indeed stop some people from buying Sony BMG rootkits at Tower Records on
4th Street and Broadway.  Here are some pictures:

http://www.freeculturenyu.org/2005/12/01/photos-from-our-second-demonstration

For information about Richard Stallman see:

http://www.gnu.org

For information about DRM see:

http://www.nyfairuse.org/analysis

DRM is theft!

We are the Stakeholders.

oo--JS.

<blockquote
  what="official RMS announcement">

 From: "Richard M. Stallman" <rms <at> gnu.org>
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secretary | 12 Dec 08:41 2005

NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 13 December 2005 Lisp NYC: Party

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  what="official Lisp NYC announcement">

 From: Heow Eide-Goodman <lists <at> alphageeksinc.com>
 To: "lisp <at> lispnyc.org" <lisp <at> lispnyc.org>

 Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, December 13th from 7:00
 to 9:00 at the House of Heow in the South Street Seaport.

     It's that time of year again!  Already it's time for
     LispNYC's annual Holiday Meeting and our Year Four 
     Planning Session!

     Additionally Bob "Santa" Brown has purchased, for your
     hacking pleasure at LispNYC, a:

      ____                  _           _ _          
     / ___| _   _ _ __ ___ | |__   ___ | (_) ___ ___ 
     \___ \| | | | '_ ` _ \| '_ \ / _ \| | |/ __/ __|
      ___) | |_| | | | | | | |_) | (_) | | | (__\__ \
     |____/ \__, |_| |_| |_|_.__/ \___/|_|_|\___|___/
            |___/                                    
                  _____  __  ____   ___  
                 |___ / / /_|___ \ / _ \ 
                   |_ \| '_ \ __) | | | |
                  ___) | (_) / __/| |_| |
                 |____/ \___/_____|\___/ 

     
     Yes, a real, live Lisp Machine will be available to 
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davidjones | 14 Dec 13:35 2005

Including GPL and LGPL'ed software in a solution

Hi All,

I know you get many questions like this, but I thought I just had to
ask, because it is so important that I get this right. Also sorry about
using the "bullshit bingo" term solution, but I want to be general
here.

I am providing a solution that populates a database and serves data
from this database on the web.  There shall be 3 separate applications;

A java application that collects the data and stores it in a MySQL
database.  This uses an LGPL library.
The MySQL database, straight out of the box.  I want to use the GPL
version.
A java servlet that queries the database and serves HTML pages.  I will
write this from scratch.

I do not believe I have a problem here with not releasing any of my
code.  The idea of the LGPL is to allow me to use the library without
releasing my code.  The code shall reside in different .class files.  I
would usually distribute it as a .jar file, but if this was a problem I
would not.

>From the MySQL web page; "Under the Open Source License, you must
release the complete source code for the application that is built on
MySQL."  My application uses MySQL, but I do not believe it to be a
derivative work, as it only makes queries.  I could leave the customer
to install their own database, but that is just not going to happen.

Is there enough ambiguity for a complaint to be made?  That would be
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davidjones | 15 Dec 13:05 2005

Re: LGPL question

OK, you asked.  I am thinking about going to scotland in the next
couple of days.  Is it worth the trip?  Looks like a lot of snow, temps
below freezing, winds down to 30 mph (though sunday could be
blizzards).  Am I going to get any skiing in?

I just wanted some sort of responce, this is also in the thread "How is
Scotland at the minute? Recommendations?".

Thanks.
davidjones | 15 Dec 14:47 2005

Re: LGPL question

Sorry, as you may have guedsed, wrong newsgroup.  I blame google
groups, and I am sticking to it ;-)
Alexander Terekhov | 15 Dec 18:22 2005
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Re: Including GPL and LGPL'ed software in a solution


davidjones <at> myself.com wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I know you get many questions like this, but I thought I just had to
> ask, because it is so important that I get this right. Also sorry about
> using the "bullshit bingo" term solution, but I want to be general
> here.
> 
> I am providing a solution that populates a database and serves data
> from this database on the web.  There shall be 3 separate applications;
> 
> A java application that collects the data and stores it in a MySQL
> database.  This uses an LGPL library.
> The MySQL database, straight out of the box.  I want to use the GPL
> version.
> A java servlet that queries the database and serves HTML pages.  I will
> write this from scratch.
> 
> I do not believe I have a problem here with not releasing any of my
> code.  The idea of the LGPL is to allow me to use the library without
> releasing my code.  The code shall reside in different .class files.  I
> would usually distribute it as a .jar file, but if this was a problem I
> would not.
> 
> >From the MySQL web page; "Under the Open Source License, you must

http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/opensource-license.html
("Our software is 100% GPL (General Public License);")
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Obfuscated.f1 | 18 Dec 00:35 2005
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Newbie ?- Looking for software that maps multi points...

Season greetings, best regards, and thanks in advance,

I have just started my search for a software (api) that has multi
addresses and its input and each address mapped on a street map as its
output.  The output would be similar to that of mapquests when you look
up pizza in your city/zip.

I work with a realty company and they have ask me to find/install
somthing like this....

Any guidance/assistance/help is appreciated...

T.
Bernd Jendrissek | 19 Dec 10:21 2005
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Re: Including GPL and LGPL'ed software in a solution


In article <43A1A668.722B5242 <at> web.de> Alexander Terekhov
<terekhov <at> web.de> wrote:
> The MySQL Protocol is proprietary.
[...]
> Because this is a GPL protocol, [...]

Make up your mind.

--

-- 
"IBM has more patent litigation lawyers than SCO has employees." - unknown
Alexander Terekhov | 19 Dec 10:36 2005
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Re: Including GPL and LGPL'ed software in a solution


Bernd Jendrissek wrote:
[...]
> Make up your mind.

The GNU project is certainly not about public domain/all rights 
abandoned. The FSF's idiotic propaganda aside for a moment, it 
makes it proprietary.

regards,
alexander.

Gmane