Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 16th May 2011 15:44 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X "Per MacStories, Apple has released a new Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 3 to its developers this evening as well as Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 5. Apple last updated Lion for developers in late April. That version contained several UI changes presumably based on feedback from developers."
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RE[3]: Login screen
by acobar on Tue 17th May 2011 09:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Login screen"
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Every design out there is based on a combination of earlier designs. Yet patent laws, which basically permit one to say at a given point of time "I alone have invented this" exist, because some people in the industry still haven't realized how fundamentally collaborative the creation of a new design always is.

You hit the point here. Fact is that knowledge is cumulative and how much we modify them to create something we could call new is totally arbitrary. If we look closely on literature, arts or science we well see that all over the process.

Now, I understand that some pieces of literature and art may be covered by copyright and some pieces of the various fields of "engineering" may be covered by patents.

Software is something in the middle and has been abusing of a system thought to comply with things way more "elemental".

The only solution is "reform". Problem is, most of the big/medium or even some small users of current system just do not want to touch it. It will take time, but as happened on other social levels, it is unavoidable.

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