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Comment Re:Demand? (Score 1) 179

The Gameboy was only released twenty years ago. If we arbitrarily set "old" gamers to be fifty, then that would only be people who used gameboys when they were thirty or over.

The vast majority of gameboys were played by children, who are now in their twenties or thirties, and still have perfectly fine eyesight.

Comment Re:Tyranny (Score 1) 425

Interesting question: I'm not american so I'm not sure exactly how it works, but would equipment like this fall under the right to bear arms, or would it get buried by some blanket "terrorist materials" law?

It's certainly a weapon after all, but is it more gun or bomb?

GNU is Not Unix

Leaving the GPL Behind 543

olddotter points out a story up at Yahoo Tech on companies' decisions to distance themselves from the GPL. "Before deciding to pull away from GPL, Haynie says Appcelerator surveyed some two dozen software vendors working within the same general market space. To his surprise, Haynie saw that only one was using a GPL variant. 'Everybody else, hands down, was MIT, Apache, or New BSD,' he says. 'The proponents of GPL like to tell people that the world only needs one open source license, and I think that's actually, frankly, just a flat-out dumb position,' says Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, one of the many organizations now offering an open source license with more generous commercial terms than GPL."

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