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comment Rewriting GPL code to change license
"have someone which hasn't seen the GPLed code write the library" this is going way too far. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure he can just do it himself, as long as he doens't actively use the other library as a reference.
Aug
1
comment Why are developer commit statistics harmful?
Normally I wouldn't upvote a basically link-only+no-excerpt answer, but in this specific case I find it fine, since "the answer" would just be the question itself anyway.
May
6
comment How can I hide my signature in a program?
This is pointless: at most it might prove you did it by date X. If this was valid, it would mean that if you didn't do it, someone else could get your code, change the name, upload it, and then "prove" they are the original author. Makes no sense.
Mar
29
comment Forking GPL project: Do I have full rights on the new fork or still dependencies with the original owner(s)
@random_user obviously you can't do it, it's the whole point of the GPL.
Mar
29
comment Forking GPL project: Do I have full rights on the new fork or still dependencies with the original owner(s)
@BartvanIngenSchenau sure, but sometimes workarounds can be built, such as a program which downloads both the original and the patch, and applies the patch. Obviously not practical and annoying to use, but in rare occasions it could make sense.
Mar
28
comment Forking GPL project: Do I have full rights on the new fork or still dependencies with the original owner(s)
I appreciate poiting out that of course you are bound to the license, otherwise there would be no point in having a license in the first place. This is a very bad question because of that.
Mar
28
comment Forking GPL project: Do I have full rights on the new fork or still dependencies with the original owner(s)
Keep in mind that AFAIK (but IANAL) your code is yours no matter what, i.e. you could release a patch under any license you like, regardless of the license of the target project.
Apr
3
comment Using C++ but not using the language's specific features, should switch to C?
"Also, there's no gain in performance in C over C++." [citation needed]
Mar
22
comment Why was Tanenbaum wrong in the Tanenbaum-Torvalds debates?
@KonradRudolph a citation from the future?
Feb
9
comment Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice?
@Brendan: it's community wiki, you can edit it
Jan
28
comment A colourblind member of our team
This does not solve the problem: what happens when another colorblind wants to join later?
Jan
28
comment A colourblind member of our team
@Stargazer712: it's something you have to be aware in many industries
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@ereOn: your driving is so noble, every sane person should want to work with you.
Jan
23
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Jan
23
awarded  Editor
Dec
5
comment Do computer glasses work?
@ZanLynx: paper shines of reflected light only, while the screen actually produces its own light. You can't treat them the same way.
Nov
29
comment Do computer glasses work?
Using workarounds such as turning down the brightness, when the problem would be solved using a normal color pair (like light gray on dark gray) is dirty. You say they come from paper? One more reason they are wrong: monitors are not paper, in case the whole world hasn't noticed. Paper is opaque, monitors are bright. A HUGE difference.
Apr
11
comment Do computer glasses work?
White backgrounds are one of the worst things that have ever happened to the computer world.
Feb
10
awarded  Commentator
Feb
10
comment Do I deserve a promotion/higher salary?
true, but actually if you are in such a position, you do deserve a raise, so it would be them forcing you to force them to give it to you ^^