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Comment: Re:It not very hard (Score 1) 167

by lactose99 (#49673695) Attached to: How Spotify Can Become Profitable

Works entering the public domain provide an economic benefit to future generations.

Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Dickens works have been public domain for quite some time. What economic benefits have been gained so far? Nothing, other than getting those works for free.

Bullshit, people have been sampling and remixing public domain works for years and have created new works of value. To say the public domain has no economic benefit for new creators is terribly short-sighted.

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 3, Interesting) 469

by lactose99 (#49633239) Attached to: Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded?

Plenty of users of the BSDs contribute their changes back. Yahoo and Apple are both rather giving in this respect. Part of the reasoning is that once you make your change proprietary you then have to effectively fork the code and continue all maintenance yourself. For infrastructure changes its simply easier to contribute the change back. If someone keeps one bit proprietary and submits ten other bits back as a result of keeping that bit proprietary I still consider that a win.

Comment: Re:wildfires? (Score 1, Informative) 304

by lactose99 (#49430791) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health

See I choose not to be a dumb fuck and live in a state that is going to fall in the ocean if it doesn't burn to death before then. And because I choose better then you, I am going to make fun of you for your stupid fucking decision.

And the winner of the most insufferable little twat award goes to...

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming