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Comment Re:Video Games (Score 1) 221 221

I read something once, but have not been able to find it since, which seemed to indicate that his position on this was that the code should be free, but the content doesn't have to be. So you charge for your game but include the source code with it. The source can be freely distributed, but not the assets: art, maps, sound, etc.

This model has a lot of advantages: users can port these games to different platforms, and they can keep the source code up to date, e.g using newer libraries and making sure it still compiles on the latest operating systems. Not to mention the possibility of adding new features. And in order to play it legally they'll still need to buy your assets.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 62 62

IIRC the C64 logo wasn't in colour either, I think it was in metal. I can't be bothered checking any of my C64s right now since they're all in boxes (I'm in the process of moving), but I think it was a shiny silver colour.

But, 90%+ of the time I have seen the commodore logo printed (e.g in a manual) or displayed onscreen, it's had the distinctive blue and red colours. Those colours are as much part of the brand identity for me as the C= logo.

But my point is not about making it look like the machine - this phone isn't modelled on the PET, even if it does "liberate" the name - if it was modelled after a PET, there would be more trapezoids in those photos. My point is that It just looks like a bland phone with a monochrome commodore logo on it. I can do that with a magic marker in about 40 seconds for a total cost of about one tenth of a cent. If they'd spent the extra 3 cents to make the logo colour, I might have almost considered it.

Comment Meh (Score 1) 62 62

Sorry, but I'm not interested. I'm a huge Commodore fanboy, but the logo isn't even in colour. If you're going to try to cash in on the trademark you bought, at least do it right.
I'll stick with running VICE and UAE on my openpandora, thanks. It has a keyboard, which makes it awesome at emulating computers with keyboards.

Comment Re:It's ok, nothing to see here... (Score 1) 216 216

The details page for every piece of software available in the software center includes a "License" line which indicates the type of license, i.e "Proprietary" or "Open Source". If you care about whether your software is proprietary or not, you can just scroll down a bit to find out what license a piece of software uses. If you're the type of person who's willing to go to the effort of only using free-as-in-speech software then scrolling down really shouldn't be too hard.

Comment Re:They will care, probably sooner than they think (Score 1) 128 128

Yes, so I know the many limitations of doing so

Such as? I've never had any problems.

I adore the power of using sql queries on logs.

How does journalctl fare in terms of having a trigger set up to automatically do things with logs when they're inserted?

Comment Re:They will care, probably sooner than they think (Score 0) 128 128

Being able to do a "journalctl -b -1 -p err" is so much better than faffing around with grep and regex. (the line shows all log entries from the previous boot with the syslog severity level "error" and above, try that with grep!).

just playing around with "journalctl" for 10 minutes convinced me wholly.

So you've never tried using rsyslog to log to a database then?

I've finally learned what "upward compatible" means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes. -- Dennie van Tassel