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aquabat (724032) writes "According to Shanghai Daily, the fanboy from the Anhui Province desperately wanted to buy Apple's flagship tablet but didn't have enough cash. Rather than waiting to save up the money for the Apple product when it invariably gets marked down, the lad decided to sell one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (roughly $3,400) so he could afford one. But, surprisingly, the scenario in which the organ was harvested wasn't in the best of conditions, and the boy isn't feeling very well." Link to Original Source top
What happens to a GPL work when copyrights expire?
aquabat (724032) writes "Many software projects are composed of code written by several different authors. If the various authors hold the copyright to their respective parts of the code, then it seems to me that the copyright on those parts will expire at different times. If the code is licensed under the GPL, then how does this partial expiry of copyright protection affect the rights and responsibilities of project users, distributors and contributors?"
aquabat writes | more than 10 years ago
Yesterday's news, now and forever... (Score:5, Funny)
by rice_burners_suck (243660) on Saturday May 22, @01:04AM (#9223194)
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June 07, 2019 - For immediate release
International Business Machines (NASDAQ: IBM) today announced a new court motion aimed at ending the lawsuit by One-Click Lawsuits - formerly SCO. The motion is aimed at ordering One-Click Lawsuits to release the details of IBM's alleged misappropriation of One-Click Lawsuits' alleged valuable intellectual property into Linux, IBM's legal.....
(In other news, on the same day...)
Microsoft today announced immediate availability of the Legacy Windows Compatibility Layer for the 4.8 kernel, with support for over 12 microprocessor architectures, others forthcoming. The LWCL allows enterprises completing their migration path towards Linux to retain their investment in custom code written for the legacy Windows operating systems. Microsoft's chairman and CEO, Linus Torvalds, said it feels good to have completed his purchase of 75% of what was arguably the world's most influential software company since the 1980's. He hinted at some of the more exciting changes occuring in the 4.9 development kernel, along with.....
Time flies so fast, it's like picking seeds.
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aquabat writes | more than 11 years ago
Moving to my new place tomorrow. My room-mate Muhammad Ali found out we're ditching him. He's really laying on the guilt trip and sob story. Shoulda cleaned the bathroom more, huh?