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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:08:00 +0100

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Is RMS a socialist?

Cuba has launched its own Linux variant, dubbed Nova.

The Nova project has been cooking away for the past year, and it was
formally unveiled this week at the annual International Conference on
Communication and Technologies in Havana. At last year's conference - a
Microsoft-bash-fest - open source luminary Richard Stallman convinced
attendees to take open source software not only to their heart, but to
their computers.

The Cuban government, under the auspices of the Universidad de las
Ciencias Informáticas (UCI), created Nova by spinning its own rev on the
Gentoo variant of Linux. English speakers will no doubt have fun with
that catchy Nova name, which has turned up in urban mythology involves
other products in Spanish speaking countries, including a Chevy sedan
and some Mexican gasoline.

The country missed the perfect opportunity to call it Fidelix, and if
they wanted to be technically correct and give a bow to Stallman - the
founder of the Free Software Foundation - they could have called it
GNU/Fidelix. A forward thinking Cuban IT industry might have opted for
Raulix as well. 



(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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