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Comment: Re:What's wrong with American drivers? (Score 2) 167

by reve_etrange (#47956693) Attached to: Washington DC To Return To Automatic Metro Trains

And when were those subways built again? The New York subway opened in 1904, the DC metro in 1974, BART (SF Bay Area) in 1972. And the latter two systems were designed for total automation* from the beginning!

And don't say Beijing's opened in 1969, it's technically true but 15/17 lines were built after 2002.

*BART has operators only because of transit union activism and an isolated, pre-opening incident known as the 'Fremont flyer.'

Comment: Re:What's wrong with American drivers? (Score 1) 167

by reve_etrange (#47956671) Attached to: Washington DC To Return To Automatic Metro Trains

BART trains (in the SF Bay Area) have some peculiarities which do seem to be related to the partial automation. The trains frequently have to be 'repositioned' on the platform, but it's apparently* because the door mechanisms don't always engage. If the driver scoots forward a bit and stops again, then the doors open normally.

*I think this because some drivers make announcements implying it's so, e.g. "sorry folks, we have to reposition to get the doors open."

Comment: Re:why are you volunteering information? (Score 1) 499

If you make a sexist joke (or repost one) and then investigate anyone for sexual harassment then your impartiality will be questioned.

Tautologies aside, any comments, made in jest or otherwise, which might suggest a specific and relevant prejudice are sufficient grounds on which to question someone's impartiality.

Sorry for all the italics, but the specifics are pretty important here.

Comment: Re:why are you volunteering information? (Score 2, Insightful) 499

She didn't volunteer any information. The agent leading the investigation found out about her past activism and then trumped up a reason to get rid of a lesbian with liberal political leanings, something he apparently found distasteful. He even has a blog in which he reposts comics advocating violence against atheists.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 1) 354

by reve_etrange (#47843403) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Because there is nothing in the GPL that forbids you from linking with propietary code like the Minecraft Server

True, but the GPL certainly does prohibit you from distributing the combination. That is why the Linux kernel uses GPL shims for binary driver blobs which are themselves distributed separately.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 1) 354

by reve_etrange (#47843395) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

It's right, but not quite complete. Mojang is now the developer of CraftBukkit and Bukkit. So one of the previous Bukkit developers is asserting their copyright to try and prevent Mojang (or anyone) from distributing the infringing CraftBukkit mod.

Again, the parent is also missing the important point that any individual person is still perfectly within their rights if they personally compile and use CraftBukkit. Only distribution of the GPL/incompatible combo code/binaries is prohibited.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 1) 354

by reve_etrange (#47843367) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Mojang could have shut down CraftBukkit any time they wanted to. But so can any of the Bukkit developers, because it's not in compliance with the GPL either.

I guess you missed that Mojang is now the owner/distributor of both Bukkit and CraftBukkit? Of course they don't hold copyright for all of the various previous commits to Bukkit. So, indeed as you say, one of the Bukkit developers is asserting copyright to prevent Mojang from using Bukkit in CraftBukkit while the "Craft" part of that is incompatibly licensed.

Comment: Re:Mod AC parent up (Score 1) 354

by reve_etrange (#47843359) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Yes, putting his projects under GPL was not legal in the first place because it linked to non-GPL code.

False. As an accurate AC stated above:

His code is in a project which doesn't depend on the Minecraft server code. It is also, illegally, used in a mod which does depend on the server code.

A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.

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