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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The war on hackers
Another interesting article that hits on the big questions people have been asking about the situation: http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/26/the-war-on-hackers This particular paragraph is interesting: "There is so much so wrong here that I scarcely know where to begin. Should we be more outraged by Battelle’s decision to license, rather than open-source, code developed with taxpayer money? By their breathtakingly broad patent application? By the idea that their belatedly-registered copyright should apply to similar code written independently in different languages? By the amazing contention that an open-source version of a network visualization tool would have “national security implications”? Or by the notion that those who call themselves “hackers” are advertising to the world their intent to break the law?"
By scooby at November 05, 2013
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