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Old 02-15-2011, 02:49 AM   #691
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For the millionth time: Linux is copyrighted !!!
I know, they call it copyleft, but it is basically the same thing. The Linux kernel and the Gnu tools have a license, and you are not free to do anything that you want. You have to follow the license. That you have the right to modify and distribute it doesn't mean that there is no copyright. The licenses are very permissive, but you have to follow them, or the permission to use GPL code will become void.
Yes it is copyrighted/copylefted ? If you read the (yes it is one)EULA it proves the point !
 
Old 02-15-2011, 03:31 AM   #692
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Yes, but Linux freedom != copyright.
GNU GPL (used by linux kernel) uses very limited version of "freedom" - you can't do anything you want with GPL-licensed code. There are restrictions imposed by GPL license. Combining GPL code with proprietary product is impossible, for example.
Releasing fork without releasing the source is also forbidden.

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yes,it's a fact: you can modifiy linux and freely distribute it completely legal,
This is not exactly right. You can distribute only as long as you abide by GPL license terms.

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yes,it's a fact: you can modifiy linux and freely distribute it completely legal, while windows not.
You forgot to mention that you will HAVE to provide the source code, and if you distribute fork as binary, you'll have to upload source somewhere and make sure it'll remain available to public for 3 years. See paragraph 6b here and paragraph 3b here.

GPL is not completely "free" - it imposes limitations. As far as I know, truly free licenses are public domain, BSD, and MIT license, plus probably a few others I forgot about. In this case (BSD/Mit) you can get source and actually do whatever you want with it with nearly zero restrictions. With some of those licenses you'll have to provide copy of original license or mention original product, but compared to GPL it is less trouble.

Last edited by SigTerm; 02-15-2011 at 09:44 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 05:19 AM   #693
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You forgot to mention that you will HAVE to provide the source code, and if you distribute fork as binary, you'll have to upload source somewhere and make sure it'll remain available to public for 3 years. See paragraph 6b here.
Your link is pointing to GPLv3.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 06:01 AM   #694
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In GPL V2 it is paragraph 3b.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 07:38 AM   #695
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And how's that constructive or useful?

Quit linking to your old posts, it's very annoying!
 
Old 02-17-2011, 09:44 AM   #696
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this thread has 47 pages.
i propose , that when we get at 50, make another one and sticky it?
 
Old 02-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #697
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this thread has 47 pages.
i propose , that when we get at 50, make another one and sticky it?
If this was a technical discussion, I would agree. Since it is not, why? It's not like someone is trying to find a fix for some issue and would have to read the whole thread to find the fix. It's just people discussing a topic that has no solution.

Just saying . . .

 
Old 02-17-2011, 11:36 AM   #698
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this thread has 47 pages.
Quick Links -> Edit Options -> Thread Display Options -> Show 50 posts per page.

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i propose , that when we get at 50, make another one and sticky it?
It has been done before.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 11:44 AM   #699
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Quick Links -> Edit Options -> Thread Display Options -> Show 50 posts per page.
That's they way I have it set.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 05:38 PM   #700
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Apparently, the whole "tax day" argument against Chrome OS made by @waldojim on the PCW Forums has become void:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...immbn?hl=en-US
 
Old 02-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #701
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Apparently, the whole "tax day" argument against Chrome OS made by @waldojim on the PCW Forums has become void:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...immbn?hl=en-US
Tax day argument?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #702
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Tax day argument?
He said back in 2009 that "tax day is coming and Chrome OS doesn't fulfill this need for people". I guess that argument is now over in my favor. Just click on the link.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #703
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He said back in 2009
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/war...ecromancer.htm

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Chrome OS
IMO, if you'll keep talking about Chrome OS at every opportunity you get, more people will hate Chrome OS with passion even before release date. I don't mind if that's your goal, though...
 
Old 02-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #704
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ko i get it but i do want to be less pages it is nicer i dont know..

pff anyways its awesomei customized the forum for me..
 
Old 02-19-2011, 06:21 PM   #705
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IMO, if you'll keep talking about Chrome OS at every opportunity you get, more people will hate Chrome OS with passion even before release date. I don't mind if that's your goal, though...
...So THAT explains my not liking Ubuntu also, huh go figure...
 
  


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