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  1. Good article on contract implications of open source licenses


    There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:



    It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.

    --
    --Tim Smith

  2. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    Tim Smith wrote:

    >
    > There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    > Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    >
    >
    >
    > It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    > and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    >


    ....and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.

    http://www.magnatune.com

  3. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    In article ,
    SomeBloke wrote:

    > Tim Smith wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    > > Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    > > and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    > >

    >
    > ...and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.


    Many of the relevant issues and analysis are similar in other countries
    whose contract law is based on the common law. The copyright issues are
    similar in most of the world, due to the efforts over the last 150 years
    or so to harmonize copyright law between the various countries.

    The majority of participants in this group are in places where large
    parts of that article will be relevant.


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    --Tim Smith

  4. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    On Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:21:30 +0100, SomeBloke wrote:

    > Tim Smith wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    >> Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    >> and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    >>

    >
    > ...and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.
    >
    > http://www.magnatune.com


    Or perhaps an old BBC tv "Interlude":
    http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/history/interludes.htm

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    "Meanwhile, back in the ranch house..."


  5. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    William Poaster espoused:
    > On Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:21:30 +0100, SomeBloke wrote:
    >
    >> Tim Smith wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    >>> Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    >>> and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    >>>

    >>
    >> ...and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.
    >>
    >> http://www.magnatune.com

    >
    > Or perhaps an old BBC tv "Interlude":
    > http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/history/interludes.htm
    >


    Ah, yes. One wonders if some've the new digital channels shouldn't
    consider sending the old BBC test card (the girl, teddy bear and
    blackboard from the 1970s was always good), before they started sending
    the ceefax ticker.

    Btw - is anyone else really P*ssed off with the new teletext on dtv? It
    seems to be utterly rubbish compard with ceefax...

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  6. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    Homer espoused:
    > Verily I say unto thee, that Mark Kent spake thusly:
    >
    >> Btw - is anyone else really P*ssed off with the new teletext on dtv?
    >> It seems to be utterly rubbish compard with ceefax...

    >
    > It's been so long since I watch any broadcast TV (as opposed to TV shows
    > on DVD) that I can't really remember. I do vaguely recall thinking the
    > replacement was over-commercialised. Indeed most of dtv (Sky, anyway)
    > seems to be 60 seconds of programmes followed by 10 minutes of adverts,
    > which probably account for why I never watch it any more.
    >


    Ah, well, I mostly watch dtv on my myth box, so I just wind past the
    ads. One needs to, the level difference in audio is now so huge that I
    can tell when the adverts are on from a different part of the house.



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  7. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 16:59:18 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:

    > William Poaster espoused:
    >> On Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:21:30 +0100, SomeBloke wrote:
    >>
    >>> Tim Smith wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    >>>> Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    >>>> and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> ...and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.magnatune.com

    >>
    >> Or perhaps an old BBC tv "Interlude":
    >> http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/history/interludes.htm
    >>

    >
    > Ah, yes. One wonders if some've the new digital channels shouldn't
    > consider sending the old BBC test card (the girl, teddy bear and
    > blackboard from the 1970s was always good), before they started sending
    > the ceefax ticker.
    >
    > Btw - is anyone else really P*ssed off with the new teletext on dtv? It
    > seems to be utterly rubbish compard with ceefax...


    It's total crap AFAIC. I don't bother with it now.


  8. Re: Good article on contract implications of open source licenses

    William Poaster espoused:
    > On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 16:59:18 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
    >
    >> William Poaster espoused:
    >>> On Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:21:30 +0100, SomeBloke wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Tim Smith wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There is a good article on the Jacobsen v. Katzer case in the North
    >>>>> Carolina Journal of Law & Technology:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It contains a discussion, with plenty of nice footnotes citing cases
    >>>>> and other journals, of the issues of contracts vs. bare licenses.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> ...and for the majority of us who do not live in the USA here is some music.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.magnatune.com
    >>>
    >>> Or perhaps an old BBC tv "Interlude":
    >>> http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/history/interludes.htm
    >>>

    >>
    >> Ah, yes. One wonders if some've the new digital channels shouldn't
    >> consider sending the old BBC test card (the girl, teddy bear and
    >> blackboard from the 1970s was always good), before they started sending
    >> the ceefax ticker.
    >>
    >> Btw - is anyone else really P*ssed off with the new teletext on dtv? It
    >> seems to be utterly rubbish compard with ceefax...

    >
    > It's total crap AFAIC. I don't bother with it now.
    >


    I still use the old ceefax when I want information. The new service
    seems to have suffered the same amount of dumbing down as our education
    system has. It's incredible that the BBC has managed to come up with a
    service to replace something using no more than the bandwidth of 4 PAL
    lines and actually /reduce/ the content.

    I think they might as well abandon the new channels.

    Also, I used to quite often use teletext in "mix" mode, this seems to be
    almost impossible now.

    There is little good in the migration to DTV. The quality of pictures
    is worse, the quality of the sound is worse, the content of the teletext
    is reduced, but, the number of channels has increased, so long as you
    like watching imported mainstream pap, or soap operas (again, a large
    number imported).

    There are some good things on BBC4, ITV4, Virgin 1, and History channel,
    though. Without a myth box, I'd never get to see them.

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