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+ - Legit Torrent Illegal Due to License?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I am the administrator of LegitTorrents.info and recently a torrent was uploaded to my tracker containing a icon theme from Gnome-Look.org. Nothing appeared illegal about it, but someone soon contacted me claiming that this branch of their project was not legal due to licensing issues.

I promptly removed it, but was soon contacted by the uploader and he refuted the information. They have gone back and forth for sometime now. Finally the uploader removed the torrent himself, unsure of how to properly license his branch of project, as well as how the original should be licensed.

The real issues is how should something with items under several licenses, be licensed?

Also, it was claimed that a special "5 folders concept" was used and cannot be recreated. Honestly, as far as I can tell it just involves using 5 different folders of content... Surely this cannot be licensed?

The torrent is currently removed from http://www.legittorrents.info/

The project in question: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Mashup+Five?content=114133

Can anyone help shed some light on this?"

Comment: Re:Sad Joke... (Score 3, Informative) 533

by corky842 (#28654187) Attached to: Getting a Classic PC Working After 25 Years?
OK, my memory was a bit fuzzy; it's been a few years since I listened to it.

Think about how easy it would be to misinterpret it if you wanted to. "...640k felt like something that would last a great deal of time."

Digging through an old story here on /.:

Do a Usenet search on the phrase. Though usually dated 1981 or thereabouts, the first time it appears on the record is August 1992 (in a Mac newsgroup). Never has anyone cited the circumstances, the place and exact date, he's suposed to have said this.

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Quite so. The actual remark was made by Steve Jobs to Steve Wozniak regarding building a card to expand the Apple II's memory from the max possible on the motherboard of 48K to a full 64K (the "language card"). Jobs' statement "Who would ever want more than 48K?" has been misattributed and misquoted for years, as have many statements made by some that sound so much better coming from someone else. The answer was, almost everybody. When the IIe came out it had 64K on the board and could accept a second 64K card. The IIc came with two full 64K banks installed.

Jobs was frequently at odds with Wozniak over technical issues. Jobs wanted no more than 2 slots in the Apple II. Woz wanted 8 and put them in. Jobs argued against color. Woz put it in, first in blocky lo-res, then in an awesome hack that resulted in 16 color (including two blacks and two whites) hi-res. Other examples exist, but these two illustrate Jobs' penchant for one-upsmanship: When he built the first Mac, it had no color and no slots.

Jobs' quote was in many MOTD files during the late 70's and early 80's, until the misattributed Gates quote started replacing it.

(The part in your post starts at around 22 minutes in case anyone else is reading this and doesn't want to sit through the whole 1.5 hours.)

Communications

+ - U.S Federal Government Launches Data.gov->

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Elastic Vapor
Elastic Vapor writes "I'm happy to announce that the U.S. Federal Government earlier today launched the new Data.Gov website. The primary goal of Data.Gov is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications). Data.gov strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. The openness derived from Data.gov will strengthen the Nation's democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."
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Government

+ - Aneesh Chopra confirmed by Senata as first US CTO

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Unequivocal
Unequivocal writes "FCW has scooped the news that Aneesh Chopra has been confirmed as the first Federal CTO during an executive session on May 20. Reading from prepared remarks Chopra is quoted by WSJ blogs as saying:

We will apply the most innovative technologies to our most important challenges — bending the health care cost curve, optimizing the energy grid to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, delivering an educational system focused on student excellence with special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, protecting our nation's critical infrastructure, and building the high-wage, high-growth jobs in all corners of our country

Some information on what the CTO didn't say during his confirmation hearing can found at Read Write Web. Summary: He didn't speak about his plans for openness in government because no one asked him about it."

Sci-Fi

+ - Helsinki named Klingon capital of the world 2

Submitted by
Landau
Landau writes "Helsinki in Finland has been the named the city with the highest proportion of Klingon speakers.

Computer security company Sophos — who recently released their anti-virus software in Klingon — has produced a top ten chart, based upon data they collected from the geographic location of downloaders of their Star Trek-themed software.

According to their data, 1 in 1953 people in Helsinki speak Klingon (including Finnish Green parliamentarian Jyrki Kasvi).

Here's the whole chart

1. Helsinki... 1 in 1953 people speak Klingon
2. Manchester, UK... 1 in 2619
3. Tucson... 1 in 2757
4. Seattle... 1 in 3069
5. San Francisco... 1 in 3174
6. London, UK... 1 in 3375
7. Zagreb... 1 in 3410
8. Amsterdam... 1 in 4635
9. Brisbane... 1 in 5327
10. Munich... 1 in 5972


More information on Sophos's website."

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 731

by corky842 (#27320917) Attached to: Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"
I'm the only one that uses my Steam account, so I didn't think of that. I read the press release as users can login from multiple computers at once but only run one instance of each game. I hope that's what they mean by "customer friendly" since I've heard people complaining about your problem for quite some time.
Businesses

+ - How and How Not to Run a Successful Web Operation->

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palegray.net
palegray.net writes "With everyone and their best friend intent on starting their own small business these days, people need to pay close attention to lessons learned from running web operations. Considerations like quality hosting, consistently high quality content, backups, and standards compliance all need to be paid attention to. Hopefully a few folks get the memo on these needs before littering up the Web with yet another useless get-rich-quick site."
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Idle

+ - Is Tux moonlighting? Or did he get laid off?->

Submitted by
hsjones
hsjones writes "So this evening I'm driving by a convenience store in Gainesville, Florida, when my daughter Guinevere (now 6 yrs. old) suddenly blurts out, "Hey! That store has a Novell penguin!" I figured it was just some picture of a penguin that maybe kinda looked like the Novell Tux that used to sit on my desk. We love penguins (who doesn't?) — especially Linux penguins — so I backed up to investigate. My jaw dropped. It was Tux! Not just sorta-kinda Tux, but the real, official Larry Ewing-drawn Tux, faithfully reproduced — four times! — in roughly 2.5 foot treatments on the walls above the beverage coolers and "Beer Cave"."
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Idle

+ - Chimp found plotting against zoo guests 1

Submitted by rjshirts
rjshirts (567179) writes "In further proof that Planet of the Apes is coming to pass, researchers in Stockholm, Sweden have definitive proof that primates can plan ahead.
From the article: "Santino the chimpanzee's anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at the Furuvik Zoo but fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared.
According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a "hailstorm" of rocks against visitors, the study said."
I think this explains a lot of Cowboy Neal's behavior......."

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