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    I had a look around the dead-tree publications in WH Smith's today, and
    it surprised me (perhaps it shouldn't) that there was rather a dearth of
    PC magazines. It has been a long time since I bothered to look, but I
    was quite shocked to discover that the selection was down to just one
    general PC mag (Personal Computer World), one Linux mag (Linux Magazine)
    and one Vista mag (The Official Vista Magazine). There were zero Mac
    magazines, although there was an iPhone mag (what does that tell you?).

    There was also one called ".Net Magazine", and guess what the cover
    title read ...

    "Legal Tips For Web Designers"

    Clearly I've missed something, since I've been creating Web pages for
    years without requiring legal advice. How odd, but how predictable in a
    magazine that covers such contentious technology.

    Here's the skinny on why .NET developers need an army of lawyers just to
    write a Web page:

    When you create a website, you’re navigating a legal minefield.
    Specialist technology lawyer Philip Thompson outlines the most common
    pitfalls and how to avoid them
    http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/latest-issue/issue-178

    Well not using .NET might be a good place to start.

    And no, I didn't pick up the mag to read this "world exclusive" legal
    advice on how to compose HTML. I didn't want to risk contagion.

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  2. Re: .NET (print) Magazine's headline this month

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Homer

    wrote
    on Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:33:36 +0100
    <2pisk5-urt.ln1@sky.matrix>:
    > I had a look around the dead-tree publications in WH Smith's today, and
    > it surprised me (perhaps it shouldn't) that there was rather a dearth of
    > PC magazines. It has been a long time since I bothered to look, but I
    > was quite shocked to discover that the selection was down to just one
    > general PC mag (Personal Computer World), one Linux mag (Linux Magazine)
    > and one Vista mag (The Official Vista Magazine). There were zero Mac
    > magazines, although there was an iPhone mag (what does that tell you?).
    >
    > There was also one called ".Net Magazine", and guess what the cover
    > title read ...
    >
    > "Legal Tips For Web Designers"
    >
    > Clearly I've missed something, since I've been creating Web pages for
    > years without requiring legal advice. How odd, but how predictable in a
    > magazine that covers such contentious technology.
    >
    > Here's the skinny on why .NET developers need an army of lawyers just to
    > write a Web page:
    >
    >
    > When you create a website, you?re navigating a legal minefield.
    > Specialist technology lawyer Philip Thompson outlines the most common
    > pitfalls and how to avoid them
    >
    >
    > http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/latest-issue/issue-178
    >
    > Well not using .NET might be a good place to start.


    Maybe, maybe not. If there's a patent infringement issue,
    then it doesn't matter if one's using C#/.NET, Java, Python,
    Javascript, LISP, Perl, Ruby, C++, ISO/ANSI C, oldstyle
    C, Basic, FORTRAN, Algol, PL/I, COBOL, or assembler.
    (XSL is not a procedural language, and has slightly
    different issues.)

    I have (somewhere) my Perl implementation of LZW/GIF, which
    at one point I was using to implement a simple Web counter.
    I can now use it (well, actually no; Earthlink no longer
    supports CGI), but it was covered for a time under Unisys's
    rather infamous GIF patent, which has fortunately since expired.

    >
    > And no, I didn't pick up the mag to read this "world exclusive" legal
    > advice on how to compose HTML. I didn't want to risk contagion.
    >


    Not so much HTML, but also XML/XHTML, XSL, .NET assemblies,
    Javascript, and Java .class/.jar files. All of these
    can be used in a modern website.

    If one expands the scope a bit one sees XMLP/SOAP and
    other such as well.

    Makes life rather interesting, but not in a good way.

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Useless C++ Programming Idea #12995733:
    bool f(bool g, bool h) { if(g) h = true; else h = false; return h;}
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  3. Re: .NET (print) Magazine's headline this month

    In article <2pisk5-urt.ln1@sky.matrix>, Homer
    wrote:
    > I had a look around the dead-tree publications in WH Smith's today, and
    > it surprised me (perhaps it shouldn't) that there was rather a dearth of
    > PC magazines. It has been a long time since I bothered to look, but I
    > was quite shocked to discover that the selection was down to just one
    > general PC mag (Personal Computer World), one Linux mag (Linux Magazine)
    > and one Vista mag (The Official Vista Magazine). There were zero Mac
    > magazines, although there was an iPhone mag (what does that tell you?).


    It tells us that you were at a rather poor magazine dealer. At my local
    big bookstore, there is typically Linux Magazine, Linux Format, and
    Linux World. There will also be at least 3 Mac magazines, and a few PC
    magazines.

    --
    --Tim Smith

  4. Re: .NET (print) Magazine's headline this month

    In article <2pisk5-urt.ln1@sky.matrix>, Homer
    wrote:
    > And no, I didn't pick up the mag to read this "world exclusive" legal
    > advice on how to compose HTML. I didn't want to risk contagion.


    Naturally--actually knowing something about a subject on which you spout
    would spoil your record. You might actually get something right for
    once.


    --
    --Tim Smith

  5. Re: .NET (print) Magazine's headline this month

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:18:35 -0700, Tim Smith wrote:

    > In article <2pisk5-urt.ln1@sky.matrix>, Homer
    > wrote:
    >> And no, I didn't pick up the mag to read this "world exclusive" legal
    >> advice on how to compose HTML. I didn't want to risk contagion.

    >
    > Naturally--actually knowing something about a subject on which you spout
    > would spoil your record. You might actually get something right for
    > once.


    [Homer] is obviously a loser with very little experience.
    FWIW the stores near where I live have quite a selection of Mac, PC and
    Linux magazines.

    Maybe [Homer] lives in a cave along with Hans Reiser?

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

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