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Comment: Re:And this is why corporations don't trust the GP (Score 1) 225

by kthreadd (#49424897) Attached to: How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL

If "you" are a one-man shop, that's fine.

If "you" are the legal department for a company with 10,000 developers, the GPL is scary. You can either blanket-ban GPL code, and make your life easy, or create a system for separately evaluating the use of each and every piece of GPL code you allow in, plus some auditing process to catch cheaters (who check in GPL code as their own work, which happens).

Cloud services companies usually go with the latter: because you don't have to share your code if you don't distribute it, the payoff is good to allow use of GPL code, and police the corner cases where you do distribute code. Blanket bans on GPL code are still common at old-school software companies.

Most non-free licenses are quite scary too, but they often get a pass since they are not that open to begin with.

Comment: Re:Anything unique? (Score 2) 223

by kthreadd (#49410485) Attached to: Mono 4 Released, First Version To Adopt Microsoft Code
Do they still "look just like" or are they "the same thing?" It used to be very easy to distinguish Qt applications on OS X when I used to use it a couple of years ago. The widgets looked very similar but you could instantly recognize that they were not quite right. It would be nice to know if the situation has improved.

Comment: Re:Anything unique? (Score 3, Interesting) 223

by kthreadd (#49409371) Attached to: Mono 4 Released, First Version To Adopt Microsoft Code
For RAD I've had some good experiences in the pas with RealBasic (renamed to Xojo some time ago). At the time the GNU/Linux support was quite ok but they haven't really kept up. 64 bit is still missing for example so running anything you build with it will require a couple of 32 bit system libraries to be installed.

+ - GNOME 3.16 Released->

Submitted by kthreadd
kthreadd (1558445) writes "Version 3.16 of GNOME, the primary desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems has been released. Some major new features in this release include a overhauled notification system, an updated design of the calendar drop down and support for overlay scrollbars. Also, the grid view in Files has been improved with bigger thumbnail icons, making the appearance more attractive and the rows easier to read. A video is available which demonstrates the new version."
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Comment: Re:From a simpler era (Score 1) 95

by kthreadd (#49308729) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX

Javascript itself is a plugin. Any concept of distinction is flawed. Lets say in the panaea of worlds, Oracle gave Java tech and all its reference impl's away for free BSD styled. What if anything would be the harm of writing browser scripts in Java vs. Javascript vs. go vs. .net-whatever, etc.. if every single browser developer had access to native embeddable runtimes embedded into the tool?

If it was built into every single browser then things would be different. But that doesn't matter right now because it's not. It doesn't matter how great of a technology it is if you can't run it on an iPhone.

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