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Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 2, Informative) 84

by nivix (#20128631) Attached to: Microsoft, NASA Allow For 3D Shuttle View
CENDI Copyright Task Group FAQ:

Unlike works of the U.S. Government, works produced by contractors under government contracts are protected under U.S. Copyright Law. (See Schnapper v. Foley, 667 F.2d 102 (D.C. Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 455 U.S. 948 (1982).) The ownership of the copyright depends on the terms of the contract. Contract terms and conditions vary between civilian agencies or NASA and the military.

Samba Team Urges Novell To Reconsider 472

Posted by Zonk
from the think-twice dept.
hde226868 writes "The team responsible for Samba has just asked Novell to reconsider its recent patent agreement with Microsoft, arguing that the agreement is a divisive agreement, effectively splitting the open source movement into groups with and without commercial status. Samba argues that with this move Novell is disregarding the will of the people who write the software sold by Novell and that Novell has 'no right to make self servicing deals on behalf of others which run contrary to the goals and ideals of the Free Software community'."
Internet Explorer

+ - Microsoft Firefox 2007 Professional Edition

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BrendtBotV2
BrendtBotV2 writes "InformationWeek is reporting on tongue-in-check web sites are claiming that Microsoft Corp. purchased Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser and then renamed it "Microsoft Firefox 2007 Professional Edition." However, when you try to download the new Web browser you actually get a copy of the Redmond, Wash. developer's for-real Internet Explorer 7.
www.msfirefox.com and www.msfirefox.net"
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+ - Man's Vote for Himself Missing in E-Vote Count

Submitted by Catbeller
Catbeller (118204) writes "From the "There's Your Smoking Gun Department": The AP is reporting that one Randy Wooten, mayoral candidate for Waldenburg Arkansas — a town of eighty people — discovered that the electronic voting system hadn't registered the one vote he knew had been cast for him, because he cast it himself. The Machine gave him zero votes. That would be an error rate of 3%, counting the actual votes cast — 18 and 18 for a total of 36. For those who haven't quite gotten the concept of e-voting, we have this quote:
Poinsett County Election Commissioner Junaway Payne said the issue had been discussed but no action taken yet. "It's our understanding from talking with the secretary of state's office that a court order would have to be obtained in order to open the machine and check the totals," Payne said. "The votes were cast on an electronic voting machine, but paper ballots were available."
Yep. Get the screwdrivers out, time to find that missing vote!"

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