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Mozilla Public License 2.0 Released

luge Re:So is it compatible or not? (40 comments)

The CDDL is also MPL-with-some-fixes, so it will be interesting to see how MPL2 and CDDL compare.

CDDL was definitely referenced frequently during the initial drafting of MPL 2; it resolved some problems that we knew MPL 1.1 had so it made sense to see how they had solved the problems. I'm not sure how much actual CDDL language actually survived into MPL 2 (that part of the drafting was almost two years ago now), but probably at least some.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Public License 2.0 Released

luge Re:Big Open Source (40 comments)

No, that's wrong. Because the new license is compatible, when the relicensing (from MPL11/GPL/LGPL->MPL2) is complete, the software will still be licensed in a way that is compatible with GPL and LGPL code.

The only usage that will now be discouraged that was previously possible is the simple case where someone took the old code, and republished under only one license without combining it with GPL/LGPL code- in other words, they did it because they wanted it to be incompatible. (This was something that Stallman publicly stated was poor form, but some people did it anyway.) This is prohibited by the new language- you have to have a real reason now to switch the licensing, and you still have to do your first publication under both licenses instead of just one.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

luge Re:So long... (1521 comments)

When someone writes the history of the new media and the new communities, /. - and CmdrTaco will get its own chapter. And that's no small thing.

Still, I'm sad you didn't hang around long enough to use ICANN's new TLD program to get the .dot TLD... ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Kaleidescape Triumphant in Court Case, DVD Ripping Ruled Legal

luge IAALBNYL (213 comments)

I need to steal that acronym.

more than 6 years ago

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File sharing case argued in appelate court

luge luge writes  |  about 3 years ago

luge (4808) writes "Harvard students, along with Prof. Charlie "eon" Nesson, took the next step in Joel Tennenbaum's case against the RIAA this week, presenting their arguments on the unconstitutionality of huge copyright damages to a panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals (one level below the Supreme Court.) Serious junkies can hear the audio recording of the discussion here. This is an appeal of last summer's ruling, which reduced Tennenbaum's damages — to $2,000 per song. The appellate court's ruling could come in a few months."
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Lessig for Congress(?!)

luge luge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

luge writes "With the unfortunate passing of Congressman Tom Lantos parts of Silicon Valley and San Francisco will be having a special election in June to send a replacement to Congress. Given the area, it would be great to have someone who is both tech and policy-aware fill the seat- and it looks like that just might happen, with a 'Draft Lessig' group forming on facebook, featuring some of Lessig's old co-workers at Harvard and Jimmy Wales, among others, and Lessig apparently buying 'change-congress.com'. No word from the man himself yet, but he's been increasingly vocal about politics of late. If it happens, it would be a huge step forward for the representation of technology in Washington."
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