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Comment Re:VCs who miss the point of open source... (Score 1) 90

OK, but if you read the whole article, it really sounds more like he's arguing that you - as a develop and creator - should not take money from a VC. VC's bring money, but they also bring hidden costs. They are completely inappropriate if you actually care about your business. They are looking for an exit. If you're not, then don't behold yourself to people who disagree.

Comment Re:Doesn't matter anyway (Score 2) 139

Actually, you can patent game mechanics (in the USA at least). What you can't do is use copyright to impose restrictions on someone duplicating your game's mechanics without duplicating the wording or presentation.

"Gloof and Ploff are Awesome" - intellectual property
"Ugg and Sug are Awesome" - gets around Trademark, but likely infringes copyright
"Ugg+Sug=Awesome" - free use unless the mechanics themselves are patented.

Comment Re: Ok? (Score 1) 167

Are you comparing different versions/SKUs of one OS to different OSes? You're aware that the SKUs only impact feature availability and not functionality differences, right?

If you want to go granular and compare by kernel version (5.2, 6.1, etc.), then you have to do the same for different versions of Linux OSes too.

Comment Re:Ok? (Score 4, Informative) 167

Please show me an example of competition in the cloud with a Windows OS?

Sure. Here's a good reference from the Linux Foundation showing the continuing improvement of Linux's foothold in the context of cloud applications. 75% Linux (all flavors), 23% Windows (all flavors), etc.

but considering that the 75% figure is made of all Linux distributions, the breakdown is likely split between CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, et cetera. Everyone's in the double-digits. I'd call that comparable, potentially "even," and I'd certainly call that greater than your "zero presence" figure.

I'd attack your character much the way you attacked mine with "What century are you in?", but it's easier to just use facts.

Comment Re:Future legislation will require... (Score 3, Insightful) 151

Sure, I'll be that guy.

For certain weight classes, why not? If we start going above 3kg and you lose control of one of these, that's a small bowling ball hurtling back down toward the ground. For RC cars, you're on a 2D field. If you stall, you stall on your spot in 2D space and that's that. When you're playing in 3D on Earth, stalling means moving elsewhere, not staying put in the air (air friction without gravity) or maintaining the same velocity with no ability to course correct (space). Generally, that "elsewhere" is a location downward from wherever your drone or RC plane loses control.

I would personally think safety courses should be required for devices where the mortality risk is high, not just the risk of injury or minor property damage. Think 10+kg model airplanes.

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