MS Office on Linux 14763
MS Office on Linux 14765
I'm trying to teach you to do your own research, so I don't have to keep finding stuff for you all the time. You appear not to...
That's a message ID. Head to Google Groups, choose "Advanced Search", and look it up by message ID. *Because* that 30% had been replaced by *new* code, rewritten from scratch. I challenge you: can you find *one* case, one *single solitary* example where someone took code, did some search-and-replace with a text editor, and then won in court? Come on, show me what you've got besides speculation...
When there's only one way to do something, it can be protected by patents by not copyright, you are correct. But even then, you can't just take someone else's code and use it without their permission. If you *independently* hit upon that design, that's one thing. If you take someone else's code and use it, even if the function it performs isn't copyrighted, the actualy code is, and you've infringed.
Again, produce a cite, any cite, which claims a search-and-replace on code magically makes it noninfringing...
MS Office on Linux 14764
Ray Ingles Well, it would have been just as easy for you to tell me the date and time. I could look it up in the list. But I see what you are on...
Ray Ingles (313) 227-2317
Apparently the Bush Administration was seriously considering cutting back the federal air marshals program because they didn't want to spend money on lodging for the marshals.
Billion dollars a week in Iraq, which still has no provable links to al Qaeda? No problem. Hundred bucks a night for a hotel room so there's a chance that there might be a federal marshall on board the next plane hijacked by psychotic fundamentalists? Sorry, can't afford it. - Tom Tomorrow