Submission Summary: 0 pending, 25 declined, 10 accepted (35 total, 28.57% accepted)
You might've read some headlines recently—in very reputable publications—saying that there's an online attack underway. The biggest in history. Enough to slow down the internet. This would be exciting and scary, except it's just not true.
Well it was an easy excuse for slow download speeds.
Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world. The pool selected by Google won a contest conducted last month requiring U.S. residents to submit 50-word applications through Twitter or Google’s Plus to explain how they would use a technology that is being hailed as the next breakthrough in mobile computing. Google Inc. began notifying the winners Tuesday.
I'm a winner as long as I wasn't disqualified.
Wanting to save his students some money, rather than requiring them to buy an e-book he considered “redundant” and “irrelevant,” he left all texts off his syllabus and is now out of a job because of it. Tracy, who has previously never required books for his Photoshop class, was informed by school administrators that all teachers must require e-book purchases from their students as part of a new school policy. When Tracy refused to adhere to that policy, he received a letter dated last Tuesday, August 10, from school president Gregory Marick, who issued this ultimatum: "As you have been previously informed, you are required to utilize an eBook from the listFailure to comply with this directive will result in your immediate termination of employment for insubordination." The teacher refused, and was fired August 14.
You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.
Am I correct in my understanding of GPLv2? Do I have any recourse, and related, should I do anything about this? I don't care about money, I just don't want someone selling stuff that I released for free. How do most developers/organizations deal with licensing infringements of this type?
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I did a little research and found others reporting the same problem, including claims that comments with "05 What Is The Plan?" are deleted. I would normally rely on analysis from blogs and online news journals to get more info and help form my opinions, but since it hasn't been picked up by any blogs and/or mainstream media, I'm at a loss. So I'm curious Slashdot, is this a case of censorship? Are people filing phony abuse complaints? Legitimate complaints? Is there important information that I haven't come across?
In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.