Well, Kenn raised the point about Linux.com. Its an interesting one,
for those of you who dont know, Im now working with VA Research on the
new newbie site that the BLG is helping with. The stats of the BLG are
now showing a hit count of about 1k a day, and Linux.com want to take my
content and place it on the site. The Linux.com team will under no
circumstances reproduce content verbatim, so Copyright is effectivly
null and void. They run everything though a team of trained monkeys
(Thats editors to you and I), who will churn out polished text that your
aunt with 4 inch bi-focals, and your two year old son can read.
I have been assured that any text that I have worked on with ILUG will
remain under my own copyright, even after they make the changes, I will
still own the work. I am under the assumption that any ILUG data on
Linux.com will be under the same pretence.
I have to be the only one whos wondering who owns the copyright of the
text that show up on Yahoo, when you do a search for something obvious
like owen at linux.ie and all the BLG pages show up, full text and all. We
could nit pick forever about this.
As regards to the Solicitors for the ILUG, it might not be a bad idea
just to have someone as a backup. There will come a point when Linux
becomes popular, and hopefully we wont been seen as "The people who gave
xxx company ireland the CD that they couldnt install and screwed up
their business", thereby instantly setting "us" (whoever that is) up for
a nice little lawsuit.
Its late, Im ranting, but hey, thats where all the good threads come
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