Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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RE[4]: Um, I disagree
by Neolander on Tue 8th Mar 2011 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Um, I disagree"
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Every piece of software should be like xkill.

Press a keystroke, instantly see the mouse cursor change (visual feedback).
Left-click a window to kill the program (instantly, no nonsensical delay), right-click to quit the "killing" mode.

This program must be, say, 15 LOC long at worst, yet it's so incredibly useful everyone I've shown it to loves it and want it on his Windows/OSX system.

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