[OT] Open Source, EULA - the Big Bad Bogeyman

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Tue Mar 24 06:38:56 EDT 2009


Well, start with the ZX81, running a Nuclear Power plant, and go up  
from there (with a 16k RAM pack +wobble).

Cheers,

Luis.


On 24 Mar 2009, at 06:15, Kay C Lan wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Judy Perry  
> <katheryn.swynford at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> It's funny you bring this up, ...
>>
>> I especially like how the iTunes EULA states that it may not be  
>> used to
>> plan, build or operate a nuclear power facility.  The last time I  
>> d/l an
>> update of iTunes I made certain to read that part ;-)
>>
>
> What so funny about this, I've been trying to take over the world  
> for ages
> but my Nuc. Powered Galactic Domination machine is naturally fitted  
> with a
> music client running off my iTunes server. I just can't operate it  
> without
> musical accompaniment ;-)
>
> It's interesting to see the legal community getting involved in  
> some of
>> these issues.  I think entire classes at Carnegie Mellon maybe and  
>> Harvard
>> are doing pro-bono work to defend hapless RIAA victims, as is Ray  
>> Beckerman
>> (http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/).  Anytime I buy
>> RIAA-backed
>> music I donate an equal amount to Beckerman...
>>
>> Sorry -- I guess that's getting really OT ;-)
>>
>> OT maybe, but all very interesting.
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