David D. Smith | 2 Dec 05:20 2004
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Re: [Morfree] WebSite/Presentations/Required-Reading

 "Michael" == Michael Bond <mbond <at> the-forgotten.org> writes:

  >> Another nice thing that could be done would be posting the email
  >> lists via RDF on the main site.

  Michael> Isn't this, essentially, what is done with the mailing list
  Michael> archives.

  Michael> Obviously this isn't as well integrated, and the semantic
  Michael> aspect is lost, but most people that just visit the site
  Michael> won't be interested in reading about our discussion on
  Michael> whether to put all the list traffic in RDF on the web site
  Michael> ;-)

I think the neat thing about making it available with RDF is that we
can blogroll it into a news site, ala planetgnome or something like
that. But maybe that’s not the same role as the mailing list. I’ll
comment on other things separately, ok?
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Jonathan Rosenbaum | 9 Dec 04:55 2004

Photos from the 12/08/04 meeting

Official Photos from the 12/08/04 meeting by our official photographer.  
:-)

Five in attendance. 

http://plone.morfree.org/Members/freesource/morfree-morlug-photos

Jonathan

p.s. Next meeting, Wednesday 01/12/2005, 6-7 p.m. at the Blue Moose.
Michael Bond | 15 Dec 19:33 2004

Prohibit software copyrighting

Article from CNN, "Lawsuit files to prohibit copyright protection of  
software"

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/biztech/12/14/tech.copyright.reut/ 
index.html

What does this mean for Free software? If copyrights no longer apply  
and to protect your work you need a patent doesn't that blow most  
Free/Open Source Software out of the water?

Mike.
David D. Smith | 16 Dec 19:52 2004
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Re: Prohibit software copyrighting

 "Michael" == Michael Bond <mbond <at> the-forgotten.org> writes:

  Michael> Article from CNN, "Lawsuit files to prohibit copyright
  Michael> protection of software"

  Michael> http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/biztech/12/14/tech.copyright.reut/
  Michael> index.html

  Michael> What does this mean for Free software? If copyrights no
  Michael> longer apply and to protect your work you need a patent
  Michael> doesn't that blow most Free/Open Source Software out of the
  Michael> water?

Heh, well, what ‘would’ it mean for Free Software, right? Because,
let’s be very honest, there’s no way this is going this suit is going
to pass. Lessig and Eldred had a much better shot at correcting the
wrongs this guy is targeting in Eldred v. Ashcroft. But, at least this
gives all of us a chance to ramble and talk out of our butts about
the applicability of copyrights and patents to software, so let’s have
at the speculation, shall we? :D

OK, let’s say Mr. Aharonian is wildly successful and from the minute
the gavel falls, software cannot be copyrighted and can only be
patented. On top of this, let’s say we have to use the existing patent
system, which means that the source code of any patented software
would have to be on display publically, but you could not implement
something that accomplished the same task without violating the patent
(we can discuss new patent systems later, huh?).

What happens next is a big cat fight, racing back in time for who had
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