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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up early, pleased to read Simon's brief exposition of Open
Core. I concurr, but I think it is clear that the danger lies
not so much in the core, but in the assymetry between it's licensing
and an ownership right. The Apache core eg. is licensed very liberally
and accepted by all, whereas the MySQL core is commercially exploitable
only by a single entity.
Visited my doctor to discover that a viral bronchitis + sinusitis
does in fact take three weeks to go away, and to chin up / keep going;
thankfully things are looking up.
Un-surprised to see the latest twaddle from David
King. I distinctly recall attempting (and failing) to dis-abuse him
of the idea that biological computing was only a few years away (back in
1999, when he was Master of Downing College), something that appeared
obvious based on the most trivial economic, and engineering considerations.
Anyhow - New Scientist will be pleased to have the next 'rocket cars' type
article for their modernist audience pre-written for them.
Got a nice bug report from Andrew Haley - a bog standard OO.o /
KDE4 integration crasher, disguised (by a new, more helpful SEGV handler
that Java uses) that says 'Java' on it - thus filed in the IcedTea
tracker. "It was only then that the idea of hard-coding Jacob
Berkman's mobile number into the bug-buddy crash screen occured
Prodded at the reprap in the evening, the extruder is just a
shockingly unpleasant piece to get right - tried replacing the stepper,
and got the same slipped steps effect; hmm. Next stop a -real- stepper
motor controller instead of the hacked up pair of over-heated DC drivers;
more soldering required.
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