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Knowing the stances and judging by past instances I suspect the Luddites will be cynical and glib about this (the actions of the luminaries of copyleft seems to be the one topic you gents can't help but be kneejerk and reflexive about rather than loquacious and thoughtful), but: this recent post by Conservancy seems to me to encapsulate a lot of the nuance and thoughtfulness never ascribed to them on LL.

I look forward to the "yeah, whatever, people should just use permissive licenses" brush-off :P
The Software Freedom Conservancy provides a non-profit home and services to Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.
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The irony is that I would use a restrictive licence if I wrote code and I am more than happy to use software that uses any FOSS licence.

I generally opt for a licence that restricts freedom when I make podcasts or music. I don't want people to profit from my hard work but I'm perfectly happy for people to listen to and share my files for personal use. 
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In terms of the unfortunate ditching of the TRS headphone jack, alas it isn't just some obscure Chinese manufacturers doing it already . . . it's a formerly-American-now-Chinese manufacturer too: http://www.motorola.ca/products/moto-z
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Aaaah, that explains a lot about my MotoX! Ta. It's annoying when typing on a flat surface, but nice in the hand.
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Famed copyright scholar Pam Samuelson has been writing extensively about the case, focusing both on why APIs should not be covered by copyright (and, why basically every other court has agreed) as well as why, even if it is covered, it's fair use. Hell, she even wrote a response to the Hurst piece, explaining why Hurst was wrong. It's weird for Hurst to take a position that actually seems at odds with a huge number of copyright experts, and then state that none would take the position that many did.
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Oh yeah, its clearly dumb in an almost uncountable number of ways but I think you'll find that the answer to all of them lies in whatever asinine consumer goods the lawyer was aiming to purchase in the near future. Try talking to a marketing department sometime ;-)
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"A federal appeals court actually proposed that in some alternate universe, Android launched and told developers to write apps in a language they’d never encountered before."
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The Linux Foundation is at it again! I noticed this a bit earlier but /. just picked it up today, the Linux Foundation has gone and dropped community representation on its board, possibly in response to Karen Sandler (executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, former executive director of the GNOME Foundation) intending on running for a board position.
The Linux Foundation is an industry organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and standardising Linux and open source software [1]. The majority of its board is chosen by the member companies - 10 by platinum members (platinum membership costs $500000 a year), 3 by gold members (gold ...
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Bradley Kuhn's analysis of Google's move to a GPL-ish JDK base for Android. In a nutshell, it's not a big change legally (the Classpath exception makes the license barely copyleft at all), and overall he figures it was done more for technical than legal reasons. Personally I think the Oracle-v-Google lawsuits had more to do with it than he figures, but the rest of his analysis is interesting regardless.
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You know, I find USB type-C actually a tad more hassle to get in right, if only because I have the habit so ingrained with micro-B of feeling the end while I bring it towards my phone. So with micro-B at this point it'll all one fluid motion, driven by muscle memory and subconscious pattern matching---I never get it wrong the first time. But with type-C, that exact same subconscious subroutine gets tripped up by the smoothness of both edges and thinks it's doing something wrong, so I pause for a second every time before I plug it in!

Anyone else who's been firmly on the micro-B side of thing until now having a similar silly problem?
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+Mark Finlay At least here in Canada, the shipping cost on the OnePlus cables is as large as the cables themselves :/ so the more-generic-looking Google Store ones are significantly cheaper in total.
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"It is perhaps some kind of remark on the utter degeneracy of political punditry that actual articles can be successfully published about little more than pundits’ personal struggles to get the in-groups they want to like them to treat them as friends."
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Pro tip: if you're trying to advertise your landscaping business, maybe wait to put the sign up until it's more than just dirt, gravel, and a tarp.
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LOL!
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From an interview with Ivana Trump:

Ivana’s reps called The Post two days after the interview to clarify that Donald was a feminist. Then they called to say he wasn’t. An hour later, they said he was.
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The removal of the launcher itself is no big deal, but will there no longer be .desktop files created in ~/.local/share/applications/ for each Chrome app? That'd be quite inconvenient if so.
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+Ben Wells​ Good to hear. The blog post says that people "prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome" and that "Chrome apps can still be accessed by clicking the apps shortcut in the bookmarks bar or typing chrome://apps in the omnibox" and makes no mention of any other desktop integration or methods of launching Chrome apps, so I think you can understand the genesis of my worry!
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Anyone else got the new G+ redesign on the web? Looks like they aren't killing off this product anytime soon despite the intermittent doomsaying ;)
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