Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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RE[3]: I like Linus
by r_a_trip on Wed 21st Mar 2012 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I like Linus"
r_a_trip
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Just because somebody patents 'slide to unlock' and sues over it doesn't mean the world needs to stop using non-free software.

Need is a strong word. But if every end user rejected proprietary software, there wouldn't be proprietary outfits left who think patenting 'slide to unlock' is a good thing.

There is no particular incentive to patent stuff if your own licensing stipulates that patent grants are perpetual, sub-licensable, worldwide and royalty free.

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