Somehow big groups tend to forget basic rules, (i.e. someone from the group breaks the rule), even if the rule is one of the Top5 rules they have to follow. One common example of this is the (BTW, really easy) Keywording Policy in Gentoo. Luckily our Sparc team is very good at fighting people forgetting it 🙂
But today I’m not going to remind the Keywording Policy since surprisingly enough nobody broke it recently. I want to remind every person participating in mailing lists, usenet groups, … to read again the Netiquette. This specially applies to my LUG fellows, it’s mailling-list moderator/administrator and of course myself.
As somebody said the quality of our LUG and therefore its mailling-list only depends on our behavior. Also please consider reading Email Etiquette and the comments on top-posting. The constant breaking of this basic rules will keep valuable people out of the list and you will even force some of them to leave the LUG and cease their activity.
The answer to your question about free licenses depends on how you understand a license. What do you want to do ? protect the work or give rights to your users ?
If you see the license as a way to protect the code itself (the music in this particular case); then there is no way the BY-SA is ‘more free’ than the BY-NC-SA.
However, some people (me among them) think licenses are meant to give rights to users. With this idea, the BY-SA is far ‘more free’ than the BY-NC-SA; because the former allows derivatives works not allowed by the latter. Following with this argument you come to the conclusion that the BY is the ‘most free’ among the CreativeCommons licenses.
Of course thats only my opinion and since IANAL I might be totally off.
David::, if you can’t use MySQL; then try to switch to PostgreSQL. BTW, enjoy with it 🙂
Playing around with some of the new bash-3 features I accidentally found a really simple quine:
[ $ ~ ] cat quine.bash
[ $ ~ ] bash quine.bash
[ $ ~ ]
Of course it only works on bash-3. I don’t know if that’s ‘cheating’… but oh well… it’s still interesting heh 🙂
I also voted for the council2005 election as Grant did. It is really important that every developer takes at least 5 minutes to vote. So either vote or don’t complain if you don’t like the council (or its decissions) when the election closes !
Have you voted? If not, what are you waiting for ?