* Posts by sas

7 posts • joined 9 Mar 2007

Apple versus Samsung: everything infringes everything

sas
Facepalm

"neither vendor appears to hold a patent for the kitchen sink"

That's because it's already been patented:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=xn0MAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

Shiny phones lead to rash of rash

sas
Paris Hilton

Wallet of doom

So 30% of the population get a rash every time they open their wallet and get out some coins?

'Tofu' license pits open source against meat

sas
Gates Horns

Restrictions only apply to downloading?

"By downloading ExtTLD from this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions."

Which suggests the additional terms only apply to whoever downloads the code from that site- they're the copyright holders so they're allowed to do this. However, since the actual code is LGPL once it's been given to someone they're free to distribute it without the additional restrictions.

So what's in a URL? The Reg URL?

sas

.co.uk

Another me too! I wasn't going to bother posting since I agree with nearly everyone else in voting for .co.uk, but decided to just in case you do a Blair.

Attempt to limit FOI will be heard again on Friday

sas

100% leakproof information

"It should quite clearly be protected under the current Act. However, inadvertently, someone may release it,"

And of course if this bill gets through that would obviously remove any possibility of the information inadvertently getting out. I'm trying desperately not to mention David Kelly.

DRM-free music: EMI calls the tune and Apple takes the credit

sas

Whats the problem?

You started with a bold statement that going EMI going DRM free would be "dangerous and potentially disastrous". Maybe you could explain why, since I really can't see what the problem is.

Management 'scared' by open source

sas

RTFL

If someone buys an expensive piece of proprietary software management and lawyers will spend ages poring over the contract/license which will be specific to that piece of software, especially if it's going to be sold on as part of a product. So why is it so difficult to read the license on open-source software?

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