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Re^4: Copyright on languages

by ikegami (Pope)
on May 02, 2012 at 20:26 UTC ( #968533=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Copyright on languages
in thread Copyright on languages

Definitions, phone numbers, addresses and algorithms are all invented, yet are all facts or ideas, and none can be Copyrighted.

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[mr_mischief]: 1991/08/25 is when he announced on Usenet he was working on an OS
[erix]: heh, nice mr_mischief
[mr_mischief]: I remember trying Yggdrasil and SoftLandimg System around 1992.
[mr_mischief]: Maybe 1993 actually. I think my Yggdrasil copy came from the Monster Media Best of 1993 Freeware/Shareware CD collection
[mr_mischief]: I remember buying retail a RedHat Linux 5.2 book with CD, and later a Mandrake 7 or 8 box set with all the commercial-only add-ons. Same thing with Caldera 2.3, cardboard box and all. These days I can mirror whole repos faster than that trip to the store.

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