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think that the Business Software Alliance recommends freely or openly licensed alternatives?

or just another proprietary software enforcement agency like SPA - fascism to combat the socialist position of free software

BSA stands for Boy Scouts of America, but those folks have no courage or honor

interesting article regarding Borland licenses

according to Freshmeat their relational database, InterBase, is licensed with the Mozilla Public License - but now Borland has their own very lengthy license detailing commercial use, intellectual property, etc.

intellectual property does NOT exist - there is no such thing, it's a misnomer... even Thomas Jefferson understood that you can't own an idea, and he "owned" people. it's not truly possible to own anything, but at least it's a semi-applicable paradigm when considering physical items. land, I think, will be one of the first major physical goods to go from being "owned" to being a responsibility which if not lived up to can be revoked by ones peers - that is if our current attempt at societal consciousness works... otherwise it's back to the dark ages, and local societies will continue to operate under their own theories of ownership.

27 Nov 2001 (updated 28 Nov 2001 at 09:34 UTC) »

observation: current ratings favor software development, rather than free software advocacy, with a bit of our everyone-knows-that-meme culture thrown in for extra bitterness.

I'd like to experiment with more categories/subjects; use trust metrics in conjunction with ontologies. I think I'll make a ZOPE product with pymmetry to add persistence and distributed services over http.

26 Nov 2001 (updated 27 Nov 2001 at 01:22 UTC) »

evil runs scared, but it can never escape

fortunately the real battle is not in the physical plane, but unfortunately we don't seem to be in strong enough agreement as a whole to realize that and act upon it

if society and cultures are to converge with any benefit, greater self-awareness is necessary

turns out Jabber::RPC::HTTPgate isn't for xml-rpc access to Jabber, but carrying xml-rpc data between Jabber servers, piggy-backing on the Jabber protocol

31 Oct 2001 (updated 31 Oct 2001 at 19:21 UTC) »

still trying to connect to Jabber via xml-rpc... this time I'm trying Jabber::RPC::HTTPgate instead of just the http and wcs modules from cvs

oh, yeah, and on Halloween tonight the moon is blue

wow, Webmin is great... I can't believe I hadn't seen that before

Apache Toolbox looks useful, too - but I haven't tried it yet

finally launched the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education's site... it uses ZOPE

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