Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Oct 2012 12:03 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "With the permission of IBM, the Computer History Museum is pleased to make available the source code to the 1969-1972 'XM6' version of APL for the System/360 for non-commercial use." This is great: we need to make sure material like this is preserved. We can learn from it.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 12th Oct 2012 21:05 UTC
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2007-11-23

I'm amazed Apple didn't sue the authors of the APL programming language yet [end of joke].

Now, seriously, not so much ago Apple sued and destroyed webstore which sells groceries, based in Poland. Why, you may ask? well, the name of this store was "A". Nothing weird, huh? Well, the rest of the "name" - as the Apple lawyers thought - was the polish domain, which is "pl", so all in all the name goes as follow: a.pl.
Oddly enough they managed to destroy this innocent business with their rediculous claims. Shame on you all, Apple, Apple workers, lawyers, american law system and americans! SHAME.ON.YOU. This name was not even corelated with Apple in ANY way.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by MOS6510 on Sat 13th Oct 2012 04:50 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

First off I'd like to say I don't agree with Apple on this.

But... the suit isn't about the domain name a.pl, it's about a logo on fresh24.pl, which is owned by a.pl. Nor has a.pl (or fresh24.pl) been "destroyed".

The worse that can happen is that they need another logo, but since this logo looks more like an apple than an Apple and they don't sell tech I doubt they'll lose.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Sat 13th Oct 2012 06:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

it's about a logo on fresh24.p


Maybe it's just me but I don't see a logo there that is even remotely like the Apple logo.

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