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Comcast Admits Delaying, Not Blocking, P2P Traffic 287

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the oh-yeah-thats-fine-then-nevermind dept.
haibijon writes "The executive declined to talk in detail about the technology, citing spammers or other miscreants who might exploit that knowledge. But he insisted the company was not stopping file transfers from happening, only postponing them in certain cases. He compared it to making a phone call and getting a busy signal, then trying again and getting through."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Stallman Attacked by Ninjas 524

Posted by Zonk
from the imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery dept.
vivIsel writes "When RMS took the stage to address the Yale Political Union, Yale's venerable parliamentary debate society, it was already an unusual speech: instead of the jacket and tie customary there, he sported a T shirt, and no shoes. But then he was attacked by ninjas. Apparently some students took it into their head to duplicate an XKCD webcomic before a live audience — luckily, though, Stallman didn't resort to violence. Instead, he delivered an excellent speech about DRM."

Comment: Re:If you write software... (Score 3, Interesting) 201

by antiNeo2000 (#20348605) Attached to: FOSS License Proliferation Adding Complexity
You're oversimplifying things. Some free software is gratis (free of charge), some is libre (free to modify), some is both, some allows commercial distribution, some doesn't, and the list goes on. Since people own the copyright, people are allowed to write their own software licenses, no matter how weird they might be. Some projects need to be commercially viable in order to be accepted as standards (X.Org and the X11 license), while others would rather be shielded from commercial abuse (GNU and friends). Diversity in software licenses, even if it might be a bit confusing, is a lot better than the alternative.

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