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Comment: Re:Honesty? (Score 0) 440

by STRICQ (#44338653) Attached to: How Climate Scientists Parallel Early Atomic Scientists

Repost that without the lies and you'd have an empty post. I see why you post as an AC.

Seriously, every statement you made there was an outright lie. Including the "No warming for 17 years" lie. Current temperatures are will withing the 95% confidence limits of the AR4 model assemblage.

O!M!G! I know there are people out there that will believe anything without looking at the facts. But you sir, you take the cake. Your post is the most hilarious thing I've seen in months! Thank you.

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Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents 153

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from the now-and-forever dept.
sfcrazy writes "Google has announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge. In the pledge Google says that they will not sue any user, distributor, or developer of Open Source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. Under this pledge, Google is starting off with 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing model for processing large data sets first developed at Google. Google says that over time they intend to expand the set of Google's patents covered by the pledge to other technologies." This is in addition to the Open Invention Network, and their general work toward reforming the patent system. The patents covered in the OPN will be free to use in Free/Open Source software for the life of the patent, even if Google should transfer ownership to another party. Read the text of the pledge. It appears that interaction with non-copyleft licenses (MIT/BSD/Apache) is a bit weird: if you create a non-free fork it appears you are no longer covered under the pledge.

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