# Thursday, 28 February 2008

Daft question

Is public domain software open-source?. [via CNET News.com]

Absolutely not, public domain has no license. Open source is encumbered by a restrictive license. Period, end, move on.

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# Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Your moderne life belongs to?

Go read:

a google horror story: what happens when you are disappeared.  

Earlier this week, an acquaintance of mine found himself trapped in a Kafka-esque nightmare, a nightmare that should make all of us stop and think. ... [via apophenia]

It seems being connected still counts for so much but I wonder how many 'real' people are being bombed by this. How many people really are handing over their filofaxes for someone else to keep, or more importantly, filofaxes they care about.

 

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# Friday, 01 February 2008

Sky+ subscribers don't have to pay the license fee?

It has become apparent that if you only watch BBC content via the iPlayer then you do not need a TV license because said license is only required if you are watching programmes as they are broadcast. So, if you subscribe to Sky+ and watch BBC content from recordings (or just press pause for a few seconds <g>), then you don't need a license. Similarly, I suppose Freeview and Virgin Media et al systems that include the ability to record.

What I am not sure about is whether this watch as broadcast applies for other content providers - but, doesn't matter, there is the pause button.

Hmmmm, might be heading for ooops land this one.

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