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Comment: Re:FSF was very non-specific, and probably wrong (Score 1) 105 105

by ClickOnThis (#50016607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License

It's a lot simpler than that. Apple wants (a certain amount of) control over what they distribute in the App store. The GPL doesn't let them have it.

I haven't read up on exactly what beef they have with the app store's terms

Don't worry, An AC on this thread already provided a useful link.

Comment: Re:No GPL (Score 1) 105 105

by ClickOnThis (#50016473) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License

I bet that the corporate, proprietary world has done more good for free software than free software has.

Citation needed.

After all, someone has to pay the salaries of programmers, right?

Sure. But there are other ways to pay programmers than by the sale of proprietary software.

I've personally been involved in huge numbers of projects where developer's exposure to open source projects, within the context of a proprietary-only workplace, has enabled the skills and exposure to those open source projects, with said developers going on to work on derivative, open source projects in their spare time.

And you don't think the benefit flows in the other direction too?

Comment: Re:If you're using GPL code, you have no choice (Score 2) 105 105

by ClickOnThis (#50016399) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License

Great post. Moderators, take note.

I would add one thought: the GPL is indeed viral, but in the sense of HIV, rather than, say, influenza. You need to get "intimate" with GPL code to be "infected" by it. The level of intimacy that causes infection varies with context, but it happens through consent, not by accident.

Comment: Re: TortoiseSVN (ie. Subversion) (Score 1) 206 206

Correct. However, that doesn't fulfill the file-sharing part of the OP's requirements.

I have used TortoiseSVN when I needed to work in Windows. I come to praise it, not to bury it. The integration with Windows Explorer is especially good. If you simply must use Windows, then TortoiseSVN is worth a look.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 3, Informative) 1054 1054

by ClickOnThis (#49999061) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Whether grimmjeeper understands the difference is irrelevant. He doesn't care. He's being disingenuous. He pulled the phrase "None of these findings are certain" out of context, so as to imply the study should not be trusted.

If one examines the context (per my other post in this thread) one will see that the researchers came to two probable, but not certain conclusions: that Bush would have prevailed in a limited recount, and that Gore would have prevailed in a state-wide one.

Comment: Re:Congrats! (Score 2) 1054 1054

by ClickOnThis (#49996517) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Now burn a Confederate flag to celebrate and let's move on.

Please ... no flag-burning of any kind. It's just needlessly aggressive, even if it is protected speech.

Just take the Confederate flag off public flagpoles and put it in a museum, where it belongs. Individuals can still display it, but I won't be calling any of them my friends.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1054 1054

by ClickOnThis (#49996333) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

From [hondo77's] link:

None of these findings are certain.

In context, the "findings" were that Bush probably would have won even with a limited recount, but Gore probably would have won with a broader statewide recount of disputed ballots.

None of these findings support your claim that Bush's lead got larger with each recount.

Comment: Wait, has his death actually been confirmed? (Score 1) 66 66

by ClickOnThis (#49973843) Attached to: Movie Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

A story on CNN merely says he is feared dead, apparently because it is not known for certain that he was on the plane. (He owns it.)

The Hollywood Reporter cites Horner's assistant Sylvia Patrycja, as confirmation of his death.

Obviously this doesn't look good, but let's not say we're sure until we actually are sure.

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