Tridge owed Linus nothing
Does it matter? What matters is that Tridge fucked around and violated the licence and the fallout hit Linus in the form of having to do a lot of unnecessary work. Being only human this appeared to have made him angry.
I have no idea why you brought the GPL into it
Try reading the above post entire instead of key words then. It's only three lines long. I can wait.
If you use software it's only fair to stick to the licence the creator wished you to use - if you don't like it use something else.
You cannot yank your software if it's free, regardless of what license it's under
If someone violates the terms of your licence of course you can.
Let's see this list of spyware. Will Google kick them out of the Android store? Will the FBI prosecute the developers for "exceeding authorized access" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? If not, why not?
Linus blowing up at Andrew Tridgdell for "reverse engineering" the bitkeeper protocol comes to mind.
Since it meant that Linus had to go and spend time writing git after bitkeeper was taken away from him due to that licence violation he had a very good reason to be angry.
Do you think the GPL is the only licence that should be respected?
To welder: That joint is unacceptable.
Welder: laughs - just sign it off loser.
The situation then does not resolve until someone has the guts to try another approach.
To welder: Your weld is fucked. I can stick a fucking ruler 50mm into this enormous fucking crack here.
Welder now gets that the situation is being seen as serious and can not just be fobbed off.
Sometimes you just get ignored if you do not use appropriate language to convey how serious a situation is.
From the standpoint of fighting a war for survival, which the state of Israel is doing
That is how the propaganda frames it. However it's not 1948 any more and there are no serious threats in the region to such a powerful nation. That may change if ISIS unites everyone from Lebanon to Iran and has a decade or two to get their shit together but I can't see that happening outside of their dreams.
The real problem in Africa is a different story but like foot binding before it (in another part of the world obviously) it's been slowly going away as well.
I like Israel, it has a lot of good things going for it. However currently it is run by a bunch of fucking fascists who have timed yet another pogrom into Gaza to coincide with an election. That seems to run contrary to everything Israel is supposed to stand for.
refining Titanium from raw 'ores'.
It's gravity separated out of sand so the mining part is as cheap as mining gets - reducing it from an oxide is the very hard bit.
In my country the greens are pushing for broadband and the "conservatives" are opposing it because major donor Rupert doesn't want the competition.
When it's time for an asteroid mission, it will probably be robotic.
It's amazing how much money NASA can spend not going into space.
It's one of those "flexible funding" Indiegogo projects, where they get to keep the money even if they don't get enough money to make anything. Great scam; just come up with some popular idea, overprice the project, and keep the money.
If you want more servers like that, Wierd Stuff Warehouse in Sunnyvale, CA, has the same HP series G Xeon servers for $189. (2 3GHz quad-core Xeons per server! Hard drives are extra, but cheap.) Wierd Stuff has huge supplies of previous-generation data center equipment.
It's amazing how cheap computer hardware is now.
Reality check: space travel with chemical fuels just barely works. It takes huge rockets to launch dinky payloads, and that hasn't improved in 45 years. Satellites and probes are useful. Man in space has just been a boondoggle.
If fusion ever works, this may change, but with chemical rockets, it's not getting much better.
Right, that was when AdBlock sold out to Google.