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« on: August 10, 2007, 09:03:38 pm »

Microsoft loses key U.S. OpenXML vote!!!
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Microsoft has lost a key vote in its quest to develop an alternative to the Open Document Format standard, backed by the open-source community.

The executive committee of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) fell one vote shy of the nine required to approve Microsoft's Open XML standard. It voted 8 to 7 in favor of approval with one abstention, the group announced Thursday.
http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/081107-microsoft-loses-key-us-openxml.html?fsrc=rss-linux-applications

SCO lost!!!
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Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here it is as text. Here is what matters most:

    [T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

That's Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that "SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and Sequent". That's the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses.
http://www.groklaw.net/
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7B8EE7FD93%2D7029%2D457B%2D9BB9%2DE57F90D454C8%7D&siteid=rss
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS5738390641.html
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201400295&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News
http://www.groklaw.net/
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 10:20:41 pm »

Wonderful news indeed !

I voted  Roll Eyes on-line - but was not optimistic
 
It re-affirms: Justice must be SEEN to be done,  as well.....
Thnx to you -& for news - us/me,  it was
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Now - if only they would rule M.S. & RIAA must stop
sueing into poverty via patent(ed) law-suits -
The whole world of FOSS - will get some respite.

(Icing on cake - would be) >
To attach liability & penalities to the cadre of
rich, questionable law firms that are only winners most times

Where the "legal-terrorists" should be held
is open to suggestive  opinions:
(I hear Guantanamo Bay  has  Grin creative ways) ?



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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 08:12:32 am »

Here's another piece that looks at possible further implications of the SCO case:
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3180933176.html
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 08:26:35 am »

OWWWWWNED
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 09:24:08 am »

This calls for a stout!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 09:49:53 am »

A stout what? Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 10:05:11 am »

This kind, I presume: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 11:59:30 am »

Re finer points of law:  Kiss

Unlike # 5 > where the litigators  threw themselves on the mercy.....
 # six showed >  How it was finally resolved
(No change of venue)

 

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 01:57:04 pm »

Woohoo!!! Alright!  Grin Grin
Finally some great news indeed...

Well, that should make SCO an example to anyone else who might try this kind of thing against FOSS again...
*cough* MS *cough*
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 05:24:51 pm »

Can't wait to see what UserFriendly does with this news. Sure be good.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 03:58:33 am »

This kind, I presume: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout
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Yup, that's the one. I have found that my preference in beer is somewhat similar to what I like in an OS: Instead of the high profile, yet bland product churned out by the big names, I usually seek out jewels from smaller breweries. These niche products, not necessarily aimed at the popular masses, are lovingly created by connoisseurs who refuse to sacrifice on quality. It may take a little more effort than just grabbing what's on sale at the end of the aisle and even cost more, but it is well worth it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007, 09:22:48 am »

This kind, I presume: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout
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Yup, that's the one. I have found that my preference in beer is somewhat similar to what I like in an OS: Instead of the high profile, yet bland product churned out by the big names, I usually seek out jewels from smaller breweries. These niche products, not necessarily aimed at the popular masses, are lovingly created by connoisseurs who refuse to sacrifice on quality. It may take a little more effort than just grabbing what's on sale at the end of the aisle and even cost more, but it is well worth it.


AmigaDOS Beer: The company has gone out of business, but their recipe has been picked up by some weird German company, so now this beer will be an import. This beer never really sold very well because the original manufacturer didn't understand marketing. Like Unix Beer, AmigaDOS Beer fans are an extremely loyal and loud group. It originally came in a 16-oz. can, but now comes in 32-oz. cans too. When this can was originally introduced, it appeared flashy and colorful, but the design hasn't changed much over the years, so it appears dated now. Critics of this beer claim that it is only meant for watching TV anyway.

DOS Beer: Requires you to use your own can opener, and requires you to read the directions carefully before opening the can. Originally only came in an 8-oz. can, but now comes in a 16-oz. can. However, the can is divided into 8 compartments of 2 oz. each, which have to be accessed separately. Soon to be discontinued, although a lot of people are going to keep drinking it after it's no longer available.

Mac Beer: At first, came only a 16-oz. can, but now comes in a 32-oz. can. Considered by many to be a "light" beer. All the cans look identical. When you take one from the fridge, it opens itself. The ingredients list is not on the can. If you call to ask about the ingredients, you are told that "you don't need to know." A notice on the side reminds you to drag your empties to the trashcan.

OS/2 Beer: Comes in a 32-oz can. Does allow you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously. Allows you to drink Windows 3.1 Beer simultaneously too, but somewhat slower. Advertises that its cans won't explode when you open them, even if you shake them up. You never really see anyone drinking OS/2 Beer, but the manufacturer (International Beer Manufacturing) claims that 9 million six-packs have been sold.

Unix Beer: Comes in several different brands, in cans ranging from 8 oz. to 64 oz. Drinkers of Unix Beer display fierce brand loyalty, even though they claim that all the different brands taste almost identical. Sometimes the pop-tops break off when you try to open them, so you have to have your own can opener around for those occasions, in which case you either need a complete set of instructions, or a friend who has been drinking Unix Beer for several years.

BSD stout: Deep, hearty, and an acquired taste. The official brewer has released the recipe, and a lot of home-brewers now use it.

Hurd beer: Long advertised by the popular and politically active GNU brewery, so far it has more head than body. The GNU brewery is mostly known for printing complete brewing instructions on every can, which contains hops, malt, barley, and yeast ... not yet fermented.

Linux brand: A recipe originally created by a drunken Finn in his basement, it has since become the home-brew of choice for impecunious brewers and Unix beer-lovers worldwide, many of whom change the recipe.

POSIX ales: Sweeter than lager, with the kick of a stout; the newer batches of a lot of beers seem to blend ale and stout or lager.

Solaris brand: A lager, intended to replace Sun brand stout. Unlike most lagers, this one has to be drunk more slowly than stout.

Sun brand: Long the most popular stout on the Unix market, it was discontinued in favor of a lager.
 
SysV lager: Clear and thirst-quenching, but lacking the body of stout or the sweetness of ale.

VMS Beer: Requires minimal user interaction, except for popping the top and sipping. However cans have been known on occasion to explode, or contain extremely un-beer-like contents.

Windows 3.1 Beer: The world's most popular. Comes in a 16-oz. can that looks a lot like Mac Beer's. Requires that you already own a DOS Beer. Claims that it allows you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously, but in reality you can only drink a few of them, very slowly, especially slowly if you are drinking the Windows Beer at the same time. Sometimes, for apparently no reason, a can of Windows Beer will explode when you open it.

Windows 95 Beer: A lot of people have taste-tested it and claim it's wonderful. The can looks a lot like Mac Beer's can, but tastes more like Windows 3.1 Beer. It comes in 32-oz. cans, but when you look inside, the cans only have 16 oz. of beer in them. Most people will probably keep drinking Windows 3.1 Beer until their friends try Windows 95 Beer and say they like it. The ingredients list, when you look at the small print, has some of the same ingredients that come in DOS beer, even though the manufacturer claims that this is an entirely new brew.

Windows NT Beer: Comes in 32-oz. cans, but you can only buy it by the truckload. This causes most people to have to go out and buy bigger refrigerators. The can looks just like Windows 3.1 Beer's, but the company promises to change the can to look just like Windows 95 Beer's -- after Windows 95 beer starts shipping. Touted as an "industrial strength" beer, and suggested only for use in bars.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007, 11:48:24 am »

Wow - tha's sum frothy recipes:
Mostly fully agree, (perhaps it was the "officious" nature of - had2_lookitup,  impecunious)   Huh

"cept the  "slower Win-3_xx  part :
They adverb'd ( & swere correct) > OS2 (v3_ Warp) ran mulitple  3.xx  Windows  faster,  (reliably)  than Windows itself !
Which is why OS2 unveiling  was sabotaged by M.S. minions  @ trade shows. (fact)

History -  used it  happily until lack of S/ware  ( WORSE in)  Linux > way back then ....
seemed an interesting alternative ?
Many banks still use OS2 - running proprietary S/Ware

(Caveat - it was when one of 1st Slkware came out - so a user COULD install
w/out "rolling own" - a daunting task formerly reserved to  'nix experts only

"IMpecunious" maybe - but once the "free" part is forgotten_
QUALITY keeps us hooked.

Sorta sounds like VL  ?
Maybe it was the heady news - but good thing this is the lounge -
us tippsy  sots are  now wandering  all over Joe's floor

Enyhoo  - Raise our frothy cans   in a toast to all benefactors &   Grin drinking buds
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Edited: typical_typos & 1 recall:

SysV - thought that  was only the "head" of the brew within ?
It was a success in attempting  to  sweeten_ the_"contents".
But doesn't_ naught  "mix well  w/other  recipes !

Many home brewers have tried to ferment - only to find the results are not as intoxicating
Maybe - the remedy is to allow more brewing  time

PS ~ sipping tests of any brew - are not conclusive
+ More potent brands of all -  are known to cause hang-overs
 Perhaps   Wink More hair_of_the diss-stilled  may offer relief
Bottoms up (gee -sounds vulgar)
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