All of these things have absolutely nothing to do with Bitcoin itself. This is all in relation to a hacked website that helps people exchange Bitcoin for USD. Bitcoin is every bit as secure as it ever was.
I could literally write out a list of formulas that implement any algorithm and directly run them. Are you saying that these mathematical formulas do not infringe patents? Are you saying that patent law requires a selling a physical machine with this on them to fall under the definition? Either way, this is fucking bullshit. To allow the patenting of mathematics (or the set of all system that happens to utilize specific mathematics) is idiotic and counterproductive. All it does is take time and money away from the people that do and gives it to the people that sue. It disregards all the freely available prerequisite knowledge (the giants whose shoulders we all stand on), and packages up these incremental steps for pure, exclusive greed.
Implementation issues in the written world are more than sufficiently covered by copyright law. I have yet to see a single example of patents being a positive force in this industry.
And AT&T has a 5GB cap as well.
Right, that's why Android based phones are capable of more than the iPhone.
Burn the ISO and test in the live environment to find out. BTW, I believe it has. I'm going to test this as well.
Most open source projects are just components of a whole system. If we are generalizing here, the distros and other dependent software makers package everything up, and make it accessible if it is not already targeted at end users. I honestly don't think there is a problem with not marketing to end users, but a problem with end users wanting it to be marketed to them to begin with. Anybody wanting to find these projects can, if they look for it.
Nobody said they had to answer anything. And you assuming the knowledge that "most open source developers do not want arbitrary people to use their software." is absolutely ludicrous. Open source developers are just developers who are wanting to share their project and its source. Just normal human developers with completely distinct normal human intentions.
So lets analyze how much energy this takes vs. the energy used for propulsion. How much does your gas mileage go down when you turn all this on in a car running on gasoline? I imagine it would be pretty small compared to the energy used to propel the vehicle.
Also, I meant to say "last resort". D'oh!
Or you can upload it to a website, or the wiki if the project has one. Just make sure people understand what project it is useful with. I wouldn't fork immediately. Forking should be something you do as a last result because you feel you definitely need to take the project in a different direction (or a direction at all). BTW, why don't you mention what the actual project is?
Don't confuse the FOSS world with Linus and his cohorts. Working with F/OSS is all about developer relationships. These are unique to each project, which is why this isn't like the world falling apart.
I wonder why Ctrl+F doesn't search alt text.
Maybe generic chunks of code that deal with simple OO patterns that recognized across languages (like Vectors, Stacks, etc.). But even those you will have to tweek them all over the place. I'm not pro-.net, I just don't think its really that easily translatable.
Refarctoring the code for a new platform? Uhh, if you are changing languages, you are throwing away your entire codebase. There is no refactoring.