On Thu 15/01/09 4:00 PM , Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon(a)au-kbc.org sent:
> On Thursday 15 Jan 2009 3:29:58 pm Praveen A wrote:
> > 2009/1/14 Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon@au-k
> bc.org>:> > and the relevance to this list?
> > First time a major broadcaster is making
> available its works under a> Free license enabling every one to copy, remix,
> and distribute.
> using linux? FOSS? Opensource?
I find it remarkable that this list can discuss to no end the merits of using a license for mailing list posts but question the relevance of this post !
Is it not only relevant but also remarkable that media (journalistic media, nonetheless !!) is being released using the CC license ? I mean in light of the whole bunkum talk of licenses for mailing list posts and attribution of some comments printed in some not-all-that-great-in-the-first-place magazine, isn't this post at least a bit relevant ?!
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I have seen international bulletin boards (forums to be more
exact) using free software like phpbb, SMF (Simple Machines Forum) but
most forums which are dedicated either tech or anything else most seem
to go for a proprietary board like vbulletin .
Does anybody know of good boards which use any GPL/BSD or any soft or
hard copyleft license .
I am looking for forums and boards where atleast 10-15 people are
posting daily and it doesn't have to be tech. So any topic is ok.
Comments, ideas, suggestions welcome.
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> If we are
> focussing on things like CC, we have to admit discussions from people who use adobe
> illustrator and photoshop and doze etc to produce things in proprietary
> formats which they then release under CC. You need a different forum to
> interact with people like that.
...but however one can certainly admit into this forum discussions with people who use proprietary mail clients to produce technical quires which they then release under CC !
/That/, my friends is entirely on-topic ! :-)
Seriously, though, i'd like to clarify why I think the OP was on-topic.
The content of the thing being licensed was not the matter of relevance, the context was.
I am sure, it was relevant news to everybody involved in FOSS when the CC was created. It was relevant news when the CC was first adopted in a big way (possibly in the release of books or music licensed under CC by some big publishing house, or in the way that google offered a CC specific search). In the same manner the fact that a news network is offering media under a *free* (as in freedom) license, does make it worth a post on such a mailing list.
If 'peers' choose to disagree, well, so be it -- that'll define the character of this mailing list.
I think, that's the limit to which i can contribute to this thread,
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Nov 2008 LFY worth collecting.
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:27:12 +0530
From: Rony <gnulinuxist(a)gmail.com>
To: GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India <linuxers(a)mm.glug-bom.org>
This month's LFY has the Mandriva 2009 distro DVD plus another DVD that
has more than 200 Free Software for Windows. The magazine too has some
nice articles. I liked the one that explains GRUB in detail. The DVD
packaging is good. LFY's getting more and more interesting."
This is the message above that was taken from this list and printed. The
matter in LFY reads as quoted below.
"Apart from the well packaged DVD, this month's LFY has some nice
articles. I liked the one that explains GRUB in detail. The DVD
packaging is good. LFY is getting more and more interesting." --Rony on
ILUG-Bombay mailing list.
The message that talks about complaints is a month earlier and goes
It appears that Linux for You has finally heeded to complaints and come
up with a better packaged media in their magazines. This month's issue
has 7 distro ISOs that one can try out. It would be more simpler to
simply install virtualbox from your repos and boot the ISOs live into
the virtual window. A cheaper, easier and environment friendly way to
explore different desktop environments, instead of burning 7 CDs. "
So message wise, I feel LFY has quoted almost similarly. They simply
picked out the best one that projected their image well.