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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    I disagree here. LinuxMint and Ardour for example rely on donations as well.
    LinuxMint is mostly Put money and get Feature. This is not donation.
    Ardour is mostly subscription based, what is Put money regularly and get developers attention. This is not a donation either.

    Donation is giving money to the poor because you feel sorry for him. A lot of people that have money, wont give because they can spare it for something that requires money. This causes donation-based work to lack any finance support, and with no finance support no programmer can live to work.

    Instead, opensource prohibits the proprietary way of selling copies into selling real human work. In the end, if you have a piece of unfinished opensource software you can only make it work by investing your human skills: programming, testing, discussing, or paying others to do so.

    Every baker or barber should not also be required have professional programming skills in order to support opensource. He should be able to support with money, and he should see that his money moves something. Donations do not move something, they are just expression of "thank you" to current state.

    More than that, once your payment really forces something to move in the direction you support, you can request responsibility; and you are not presented with ready solutions that "is good for you, we promise; we know you better than yourself". You start really to vote with money, not play consumer position.

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  • Mr James
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    Originally posted by DebianAroundParis View Post
    Read the complete 9/11 Timeline:
    http://www.historycommons.org/projec...ct=911_project
    Reading it is like completely auditing the code of OpenBSD.
    Then come back and dare tell me your understanding of 9/11 has not changed!
    You probably will never take the time to do it. Like most people. That is why most people are fools. They do not take the time to deeply investigate reality. So their minds are filled with illusions.
    Trustful people are just lazy stupid people.
    Kinda hard to do when all documents and evidence relating to a matter are locked up for "National Security" reasons for 100 years. As if *national* security is not best served by placing the info in the hands of the *nation* to decide the proper course of action.

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  • DebianAroundParis
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    $100 for such an important and difficult work? What a preposterous offer!
    This guy is a cheap blogger looking for publicity.
    He also is a naive citizen who refuses to believe that states are not good-intentioned mothers.
    Unconsciously he must know the truth since he will not offer his house as a bounty.
    He is too weak to consciously face reality.

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  • madjr
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    stuff like this needs to become illegal in the licenses. Once something like this is found we can demand and prosecute.

    BSD license is the one allowing this?

    Also we need special security / firewalls checking holes and other potential security issues. Several institution will take turns randomly to audit for holes on each release.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
    I personally don't see OSS project ever possible on donations. Donations, whilst sometimes bringing much more money than arranged price, are in rest cases variable in amount, situation etc. I dont expect facebook to work on donations btw(wikipedia however does, but its more exception).
    I disagree here. LinuxMint and Ardour for example rely on donations as well.

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  • yotambien
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    http://maycontaintracesofbolts.blogs...legations.html

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  • mat69
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    Originally posted by Remco View Post
    Today I read that in Norway you're always allowed to do some stuff with the copy that you "legitimately obtained". You may use the software for its original purpose, or reverse engineer it for personal study... stuff like that. Seems like a sane thing: copyright should really only cover distribution. What you do with it personally should be of no concern to the author.
    Yes that is what I meant.

    Great examples ...
    Now we play in your thought-land.
    SAP a multinational company wants to sell stuff in the USA. Now the FBI demands them to include hacks in their Software, otherwise they would do Law, National_security and Army. Fine SAP plays along. Now they also want to enter the chinese market, again demands arise, otherwise Law, National_security and Army would happen. Same for UK, ...

    That totally makes sense.

    Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
    Be my guest, don't add it. How can I ever contact you if I don't even know your name and no mentioning of the authorship

    (c) Anonymous
    -or-
    about.txt: Matt69 /me: whaat?
    right
    That is your problem.
    It is your duty to make sure that you can use stuff. You can't just go around and take things where no (c) is put.

    You can't just go around and search google for images of "nice cat" and use those on your website, you have to make sure that you are allowed to.
    Many had to learn this the hard -- i.e. costly -- way.

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  • DebianAroundParis
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    Here's(are) the thing(s):
    1) Just don't do anything stupid on the internet;
    2) The people creating the backdoors are not making your PC part of a massive botnet (they only create holes in case of person x does y); remember that only the people who know the holes can exploit them, so public holes are always closed;
    3) Don't upset the government by means of an internet connected PC.

    Everything is crackable; the rest of planet earth already knew that ages ago...
    In the USSR you would have been considered a model citizen.

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  • DebianAroundParis
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post

    Some people believe the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda attacks were perpetrated by the U.S. Government: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_conspiracy_theories
    Read the complete 9/11 Timeline:
    http://www.historycommons.org/projec...ct=911_project
    Reading it is like completely auditing the code of OpenBSD.
    Then come back and dare tell me your understanding of 9/11 has not changed!
    You probably will never take the time to do it. Like most people. That is why most people are fools. They do not take the time to deeply investigate reality. So their minds are filled with illusions.
    Trustful people are just lazy stupid people.

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  • Remco
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    Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
    I guess I'm from the country, where, unless you put your name and mention youre the author by putting the (c) sign next to your ID, your aren't so; and unless you specify the terms of distribution, you only claim your are the author; ie author->>>(c) name->>>JohnDoe, all rights reserved<<<- proprietary, I specify rights(reserve em to me).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Be...ignatories.svg

    You're somewhere in the gray.

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