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Comment Free APIs (Score 1) 358

As we can see, much software is only available as a service (SaaS). Some of the software powering those services is Open Source, some is Free Software, and some is neither. The power in these types of systems is more about the data, and access to the data, than software.

Do you see any licenses that could be created to surround access to data, such as APIs? Perhaps an API could be licensed as Open Access or Free Access, allowing the users to do what they like with the service or data. Granted, the organization providing Free Access could close or simply halt access to the API. Are there licensing mechanisms developers can use today to grant their users better access to their user-supplied data?

Comment Google+ and LKML (Score 2) 383

You post publicly on both Google+ and the LKML. Some of your posts get a lot of attention on G+ like naming the next version 3.20 or 4.0, which is a different audience than the Linux Kernel mailing list.

What do you like and dislike about communicating on either platform, Google+ or the LKML? How do you feel about their respective audiences? Do you enjoy the tools you use to participate in public discussions on Google+ and the LKML?

Comment Re:High fat? (Score 1) 244

Processed foods have been shown to be less nutritious and healthy. Man has yet to improve on nature in this area.

Well, you can use nature to naturally process foods, such as fermenting them. What did people eat before refrigeration? Dried and fermented meats and vegetables.

How do you keep cabbage good all winter long? Make sauerkraut. Cucumbers? Pickles. Grapes? Wine. Etc.

Comment Re:Chrome - the web browser that's added as bloatw (Score 1) 240

I'm curios if webmasters are treating IE the opposite relative to the once-dominance of IE6.

Maybe now all the "if IE" conditionals result in a purposely shitty experience, instead of targeting quirks in specific versions.

<!--[if IE]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="shitty-on-purpose.css" /><![endif]-->

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