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    new type:non-US, non-free, civil-disobedience(aka non-legal) (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, January 05 @ 18:02:52 GMT

    perhaps you could write the program,

    then distribute it and call it ‘civil disobedience’

    as a protest of these stupid patent laws.

    you would have to write down all your research thoughts, and

    all the process you go to in developing your algorithm, though,

    because you will have to prove that you thought it up yourself

    and did not use anyone elses ideas. of course, rsync is pretty obvious

    to anyone with a brain, ie “why the hell do i have to download a bunch of crap i already downloaded ” –> you do not need rocket science to come up with this idea.

    but to hold up in court, it would really really help

    if you can show the judge, and more importantly the public

    and the world, that you thought the idea up on your own,

    and did not ‘steal’ it from anyone.

    this is the hardest part, because most open source

    people are so arrognat and stupid that they think

    their ideas are ‘too important to write down or explain’

    ie the ‘im not a secretary, im a big bad programmer and you should all kiss my boots’ philosophy.

    however, once done, everyone who wanted to participate

    in the ‘civil-disobedience’ could add the ‘civil-disobedience’ sources

    to their /etc/apt/sources.list and take their place

    in history.

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