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Comment Appeal to Slashdot: a new name for LibreOffice (Score 1) 137

There seems to be hope that OpenOffice will disappear and leave the field to LibreOffice.

However, LibreOffice has a terrible name and is not alone, you will see occasionally LibreThis and LibreThat.

The issue is that 'free' in Engish may point to free as in beer and free as in freedom.

Please, Slashdot, collect suggestions from readers for a new name. Methinks LibreOffice should morph to FreedomOffice.

Submission + - SPAM: Innovation from NIgeria

jjohn_h writes: Nigerian lawyer Rickey Tarfa knows a trick or two. He kept clients in his car for hours impeding arrest. He tried to impress a lower court with a call from his mobile to a higher court judge. Now he is in the dock himself and shows up with just 90 (ninety) defendants. Are there no innovative lawyers in America and Europe? Do we have to learn from Nigeria?

Comment no way out (Score 1) 1307

The current Euro treaties do not allow a member to leave the Euro zone. Nor do they foresee a mechanism to kick out any member.

Of course, the member states could come together and sign a new treaty. Needless to say, it would take a while. And, oh, it would take previous agreement.

Comment Cuz Minix was 50 bucks (Score 1) 469

At that time downloading a couple of MB was quite difficult and the more so if you needed to store them on floppies.

Yes, Prentice-Hall released MINIX source code and binaries on floppy disk with a reference manual but it was priced at 50 bucks (A.D. 1992). I remember Tannebaun proclaiming that the price was right and students should pay up.

Comment Groklaw updated! (Score 1) 170

A mystery man or woman updated the SCO timeline on Groklaw:


Unfortunately, no update of the legendary PJ comments. But the timeline shows that the judge granted partially and dismissed partially an IBM request for summary judgement in Dec. 2014.

Appeal to jurists with Pacer access: please report on SCO-IBM fight of the last two years. The case was revived (with IBM's consent) the same day Groklaw shut down.

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