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Old 12-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #166
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there is nothing wrong with proprietary software or hardware
Of course there is, doesn't it make you mad that people want to hide stuff from you and keep you from playing wit it just because they can?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 07:38 PM   #167
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And here's a more accurate explanation of Linux:

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Old 12-12-2010, 08:18 PM   #168
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And here's a more accurate explanation of Linux:

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My browser doesn't display that. What encoding do I have to use?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #169
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Well I see the copyright symbol, just not sure what the thingie to the right is supposed to be...

Last edited by Jeebizz; 03-22-2011 at 03:04 PM.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 08:32 PM   #170
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It's a crossed out copyright symbol for me.

Although the symbol is much smaller than the crossed out symbol and it doesn't look right.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 08:38 PM   #171
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@Kenny_Strawn: At first you should google the meaning of the word explanation. And why should an explantion of Linux be a crossed out copyright sign?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #172
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it's a copyright symbol with a big ass

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #173
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This is how it renders for me on my desktop:

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #174
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@Kenny_Strawn: At first you should google the meaning of the word explanation. And why should an explantion of Linux be a crossed out copyright sign?
A copyright sign with the prohibition sign over it to indicate software freedom it is. Linux is all about software freedom!
 
Old 12-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #175
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Well I see the copyright symbol, just not sure what the thingie to the right is supposed to be...
As mentioned already, it's U+20E0, COMBINING ENCLOSING CIRCLE BACKSLASH.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #176
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A copyright sign with the prohibition sign over it to indicate software freedom it is. Linux is all about software freedom!
But what has software freedom to do with copyright? The GPL is a license with rules that determine exactly, under which circumstances I have the right to use, copy and distribute the software that is actually GPL-licensed. So the GPL regulates copyrights, even if it is called copyleft to propagate the difference from other licenses. Therefore disrespecting copyright would be disrespecting the GPL, in my opinion.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #177
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The name Linux is copyrighted by Linus Torvalds. So your argument is invalid sir.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:57 PM   #178
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But what has software freedom to do with copyright? The GPL is a license with rules that determine exactly, under which circumstances I have the right to use, copy and distribute the software that is actually GPL-licensed. So the GPL regulates copyrights, even if it is called copyleft to propagate the difference from other licenses. Therefore disrespecting copyright would be disrespecting the GPL, in my opinion.
You're probably right. If there were a patent symbol, however, that's a different story.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:59 PM   #179
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On second thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patentleft

This is the kind of license I would like to see the GPL be.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:49 AM   #180
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On second thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patentleft

This is the kind of license I would like to see the GPL be.
I think it isn't really freedom if it's enforced on you.
 
  


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