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This idea is patented and copyrighted and all that legal stuff! ;)
Just to make sure: you can't copyright ideas in general - and AFAIK in software you can only copyright implementations (of an idea). I'm also under the impression that you can't patent ideas, only specific classes/kinds of constructs - though software patent law is too messy right now to be certain of anything. Just to be safe I didn't read anything else in your post. :-)

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Re^2: Different "states" in a my own Shell
by Ace128 (Hermit) on Feb 23, 2007 at 23:32 UTC
    Well, nowadays I really think it's better to be first (specially since all this law stuff just confuses me, and besides, I prefer beeing on the opensource side, since things get more and faster evolved there), and become known by beeing first instead of trying to patent everything restricting others to use the idea by having to pay. Money may come later as a nice aftereffect instead. :) Atleast I hope so...