EU software patent law faces axe 789
EU software patent law faces axe 790
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 21:11:36 +0000, billwg What are you talking about? I said...
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 12:56:22 +0000, billwg
Those are my words, not his, I believe. And I was being somewhat general. What I should have said was, modifications that are distributed in any way are returned to the community. If you or anyone modifies an app, but does not pbutt it on to anyone else, the GPL doesn't come into force. It's quite permissable to modify an app, or even the kernel if you're send enough, and not pbutt the changes back.
Why? You are not the arbiter of what is or is not acceptable to the community as regards contributions to the community. Bug-reports tel the developers what needs fixing and why, feature requests tell the developers what features users want and need. I've said this once already.
How easy it is to ask for more than to sit down and
Wrong. It is not plain and simple, it is not mooching, and you are a lying idiot. There is no rule that states code *must* be contributed by the user, even if the user is capable of writing code. You continue to ignore this fact, and superimpose your own warped view. Who do you think the OS is created for? Users. That means , FOR USERS TO USE. Where does it say, anywhere, that those users must write code in order to use the OS?
Most businessmen at that level are.
Why do you question heir overall capabilities? You think because they don't do it for money their skills are somehow less?
Since you have no idea why he participates, and since he has said, more than once, that he *pays* for his distros, you are in no position to make any statements about it.
EU software patent law faces axe 792
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 13:22:52 +0000, billwg You're showing your prejudices once more. I use Linux because I like it, and it is as good and...
Why should he?
But that is the analogous act of
Your analogy is false.