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by in EFF introduces the "troll-proofed defensive patent license" on 2014-12-10 20:31 (#2VTN)

So it's something like the Open Invention Network but with much simpler "application". Awesome!
Not sure how this "public declaration" will interact with legal systems worldwide, but I hope they made their license compatible with the patent terms of the GPLv3 and Apache License 2.0.

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by in Anand Lal Shimpi makes the move from tech journalism to Apple on 2014-09-02 21:48 (#2S0A)

Please have a spell checker running.

Re: Pipedot Needs People! (Score: 1)

by in Netgear Hides Router Backdoor Instead of Fixing It on 2014-04-25 15:15 (#15Y)

I agree, SoylentNews is a terrible name and hopefully gets replaced in the name vote, but Pipedot isn't that great of a name either. A good deal of the rename suggestions at the vote would be better than both current names.

IMO the biggest omission is the lack of a roadmap or clear declaration of intent here. Is development even still ongoing? (assumably it is, but too invisible for my taste) When will we be able to contribute? What's the 10k+ users support plan? What further features are planned?
We know that there will be likely no merging between pipedot and SN, but what's the outlook? I understand if Bryan has other priorities (job, family, ...), and it's perfectly fine if things go slowly, but to me all of this seems to be hanging in limbo too much...

Apart from that, yeah, it's a technically excellent site, some details are still improvable (for example this response I'm typing right now, would be nice if it were inline/ajaxed like on Slashdot), but from a users perspective (potentially) superior to slashcode and it would be my first-go-to place if there were more submissions (I'll bring the comments).