I wouldn't be surprised if Groklaw would have been specifically targeted later had it not gone under.
That woudln't be putting it into the public domain. Only the actual destruction of the copyright can do that.
This is merely a binding covenant not to sue.
Promissory estoppel will quickly come into play if you try to backtrack. But you still own the coyright.
The idea is that the kernel api is not meant for public usage, but only for other kernel code. Furthermore, they claim that anything that close to the kernel is interoperating so tightly with it that it's effectively a derived work.
The java api, otoh, was designed for public use.
If that's true when what will SCOTUS think about someone defying its earlier ruling?
And why wasn't that decision cited by Google?
Sorry, but stare decisis!
If you fuck up, you eat it, even if you were right.
Our economy is being held hostage by IP.
So yeah, we kinda depend on it in the same way as a liquor store depends on protection from the mafia not to get robbed.
If Microsoft has its way with Secure Boot, it will be 100 percent.
bullshit, that's a dialup modem.
The way the country goes, the powers that be would probably have Obama impeached if he tried to pardon Snowden.
I'm well aware that "the establishment" is practically immune.
That's why I was suggesting a *change*.
You know, something OTHER than the status quo?
I'm glad someone's finally taking a crack at it.
At least the theory seems well grounded.
Then you punish whoever fucked up the case.
Heck, in California if you commit perjury and get someone executed on bullshit testimony, YOU get the chair next.
Not to mention that having a good relationship with management won't guarantee anything.
Even if you never have a falling out, don't forget that it's a business. As such the chain of command is vulnerable to higher ups promoting or reassigning your boss.
And of course there's also mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, and other such corporate reorganizations that could well change who you report to.
Not only should you get it in writing, but make sure that the person signing the contract is sufficiently empowered to act on behalf of the business. If it's a large company, chances are your direct boss doesn't have that authority anyway, good relations be damned.
Link to Original Source
Oh great, Dice is using Qt
I read that as "sponsored by morons" dept
Then I realized...what's the difference?