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Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

hysterion Question (1046 comments)

How many mathematicians or physicists are there in this list of authors? (I may be wrong, but it seems to me that they my be under-represented?)

more than 4 years ago

Making Sense of Revision-Control Systems

hysterion Re:I'd suggest Git (268 comments)

Surely IDE devs and bugtracker teams could build a decent abstraction layer so that any DVCS would work just fine with them.

Meet DVC...

more than 5 years ago

Making Sense of Revision-Control Systems

hysterion Re:Git and Mercurial? (268 comments)

I also think that going from no version control to CVS is a larger step than going from CVS to SVN, and that going from CVS to Subversion is a larger step than going from Subversion to Git

But that's only a 'legacy' problem. Today, going from no version control straight to Git/Hg is much easier than even your first step -- and saves you from having to unlearn all that intermediate junk.

more than 5 years ago

Making Sense of Revision-Control Systems

hysterion Re:Version Control Systems all have one thing (268 comments)

I've not used Perforce nor Git

There has been no innovation to speak of in the last ten years

Self-destructive argumentation, on the other hand, is progressing faster than ever!

more than 5 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

hysterion GPLv2 vs GPLv3 (782 comments)

Since the original XPilot is GPLv2 the case is quite clear-cut, as everyone already answered. Perhaps the original developer is confused by comments pertining to v3, such as the following?

Published at http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/why-free-software-and-apples-iphone-dont-mix, "Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix" is one of a series of articles detailing the threats posed by Apple's iPhone to the free software community. It focuses specifically on Apple's "tivoization" model of requiring every application installed on the iPhone to have an approved cryptographic signature, a restriction which is incompatible with version 3 of the GNU General Public License and with user freedoms to share and modify free software in general. (emphasis added)

The URL referred to makes this case based on a quote of the GPLv3 "Installation Information" clause,

"Installation Information" for a User Product means any methods, procedures, authorization keys, or other information required to install and execute modified versions of a covered work in that User Product from a modified version of its Corresponding Source. The information must suffice to ensure that the continued functioning of the modified object code is in no case prevented or interfered with solely because modification has been made.

If you convey an object code work under this section in, or with, or specifically for use in, a User Product, and the conveying occurs as part of a transaction in which the right of possession and use of the User Product is transferred to the recipient in perpetuity or for a fixed term (regardless of how the transaction is characterized), the Corresponding Source conveyed under this section must be accompanied by the Installation Information. But this requirement does not apply if neither you nor any third party retains the ability to install modified object code on the User Product (for example, the work has been installed in ROM).

Even then, I wonder if "incompatible" is not overstating the case. 1) Does conveying here "occu[r] as part of a transaction in which..."? 2) Who exactly is "retain[ing] the ability to install modified object code..."?

more than 5 years ago

Has the Higgs Boson Particle Field Been Hiding in Plain Sight?

hysterion Old news? (163 comments)

Do good ideas in HEP really take 16 months to get published/recognized? The paper linked from TFA is from September 2006.

more than 6 years ago


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