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Comment read the license (Score 2) 224

The GPL license isn't that long . You could probably read it in one trip to the bathroom.

If you read it, you'll find that:
No, you do not have to make your modifications public .
If you CHOOSE to distribute a binary, you must offer to distribute the source as well.

The intent, the spirit, IS made explicit in the first paragraph, the preamble.

Comment "certifying", a trusted brand, selecting, integrat (Score 1) 224

It seems like the biggest reason people buy Red Hat is because it's a trusted brand. There are thousands of software packages on a Red Hat disk. People trust that Red Hat has selected good software, patched it as needed, and integrated the various pieces of software.

Comment Probably under "entire work as a whole", but (TM) (Score 1) 224

That's an interesting point. Section 5(c) of the GPL copyright license seems to give you COPYRIGHT rights to distribute the art under GPL:

      c) You must license the entire work, as a whole, under this License to anyone who comes into possession of a copy.
              This License will therefore apply, along with any applicable section 7 additional terms, to the whole of the work, and all its parts, regardless of how they are packaged.

However, according to both RedHat and the CentOS project, most distribution of RedHat logos and other "proprietary images" is still covered under TRADEMARK rights.
The Red Hat logo marks it as a Red Hat product, so though they may not have a COPYRIGHT claim thanks to the GPL, they'd still have a trademark claim if you used
their name and logo on something other than their product. Therefore, the CentOS project replaces images of the RedHat logo, the RedHat name, and similar trademarks.

Comment Quoted the plain text of the license, silly (Score 2, Interesting) 224

I'm quoting the plain text of the license. Section 5(c) for you:

c) You must license the entire work, as a whole, under this License to anyone who comes into possession of a copy.
            This License will therefore apply, along with any applicable section 7 additional terms, to the whole of the work, and all its parts, regardless of how they are packaged.

I don't understanding what it's implying, you say? That's not an implication, that's a plain declaration, and in case anyone was too dense to understand
"you must license the entire work, as a whole", they repeated it AGAIN, saying "the whole of the work, and all its parts".

As for "if you're using the stock GPL license" look at the VERY FIRST LINE of the license, even before the preamble:

      Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

So yeah, you're using the stock GPL license. Funny you want to act like you're an expert on the GPL, even though you've clearly not even read the FIRST LINE of it.
Seriously dude, it's okay not to be THEexpert on everything. You don't have to act like you know more than everyone else on every topic and act like I"M clueless when
I've actually taken legal action under the GPL, so I kind of know WTF it says. Next time, instead of arguing from ignorance, try reading the darn thing and learning what it says. It's not that long.

Comment "the entire work, as a whole" - GPL license (Score 2) 224

The GPL license under which I give away my work says that IF YOU WANT TO DIDTRIBUTE A MODIFIED VERSION , you have to also license "the complete work, as a whole" as GPL.
You are free to sell image sets that can be used with WordPress and user any license you wish . However, if you want to distribute my code with it as a complete theme, the only license you have for distributing my code is if you distribute the whole thing as GPL. Icons and CSS COULD be sold as completely separate works, but that would mean not including any WordPress derived PHP in the package.

Comment and because Google enjoys playing with algorithms (Score 1) 306

Also, Google's engineers LIKE nifty algorithms. They like to play around and see if they can get a computer to do X, whether that's speech recognition, driverless cars, whatever. Once the engineer had a working algorithm, the suits could choose between two options:
A) show results with child porn
B) show results without child porn

Once you have the option, B seems to be a fairly obvious choice.

Microsoft Pushing Bing For Search In Schools, With Ad-Removal Hook 158

rujholla writes "Microsoft has been trying to push Apple's iPad aside in favor of Surface tablets in schools, and now the Windows giant is looking to take on Google when it comes to search for students. Microsoft is including features such as allowing K-12 schools to remove advertisements from search results and enhanced privacy controls. Is this enough to beat the Google search quality edge? Or does that edge even still exist?"

Comment I now work for the govt, the waste is obscene (Score 1) 58

About a year ago I started working for a government agency, one that is lauded for it's enforced efficiency compared to other agencies. The waste is absolutely. obscene. We spend ten times as much money and yen times as long to do anything compared to a typical company. For the same cost, corporations will save ten times as many lives. Government in America was designed to be fair, rewritable equitable, and accountable, not effective or efficient. If you wanted to cease any progress in medicine, the best way to ensure no new treatments are developed may be to assign the task to the government.

Comment yes, not secure. chain cuffs are safer for suspect (Score 1) 260

Yeah, the cuffs are mainly to get the person to the car safely, and talking to them.
I wouldn't be to concerned about a suspect picking the cuffs while an officer is talking to them.
The LEOs who still use chain cuffs do so not because they are a dollar cheaper, but because they are safer for the suspect's wrists. On the other hand, the extra flexibility means they are less safe for the officer (or bounty hunter or whoever.). I'm sure some still use the cuffs they've been using for a long time, too, just because they don't feel a need to change after many years.

This is based on first I was a magician/escape artist who studied Houdini's notes, then I was a locksmith for a little while, then a bounty hunter.

Comment Apple made "Pentalobular security screws" in 2009 (Score 1) 260

You are confusing pentalobe with something else. Apple calls them "Pentalobular security screws" and introduced them in 2009.
What exactly do you think "security screws" means? A standard description is:
"The head of this type of screw is impossible to reverse. It requires special tools or mechanisms.

A leading manufacturer of security screws says they are:
Security fasteners,as the name indicates, are fasteners that provide an added level of security by their drive design that prevents removal with ordinary screw drivers.

Apple doesn't call them "pentalobular won't strip screws", they cal them "pentalobular security screws", telling us exactly what their reason was - to make sure you couldn't easily replace your own battery or anything using standard tools.

Comment you've not seen what most officers use, hinge cuff (Score 1) 260

It sounds like you are only with one type, chain cuffs. They were popular for a few decades.
They could be opened with a wire while wearing them,especially if not double locked.

Most cuffs before and since don't have the chain in the middle, so if applied correctly it's nearly impossible to TOUCH the keyhole, much less pick it. If you can get the sound your butt and legs, you might be able to learn to pick them while holding the pick in your mouth.

Comment $8 cooks DO have food handlers permits (Score 1) 275

The last two places I've lived cooks did have permits.
That is in addition to license the restaurant, daycare center or other business handling food has.

For a food handler making $8 - $10 / hour, the permit requires a one-day class. If they screw up, someone might get food poisoning . For an attorney to make ten times as much, the license requires seven years of school. If they screw up, someone might go to prison.

Where on the professionalism / risk scale should web developers be? Should they require LESS training than a fry cook?

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