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Re: Running Windows Screensavers

Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:24 am

See recent Oracle vs Google. Or SCO vs Linux. Or AT&T vs Berkeley. Etc, etc, etc.
Exactly the cases I have been thinking about.
Lawyers argue and judges decide software cases.
No one see a problem with that?
Lawyers got to eat?

Wanting for AI's to take over that role ;)
Maybe lawyers need to learn to code?
Very interested in "Trustable AI" for those sorts of decisions.
Current Gov and Legal decision making processes are not accountable or trustable now.

Already case law is being indexed and searched by AI.
How do you review an AI decision?
Especially when decisions affect people and profits.
It seems profits come before people in most case decisions when a Corporation is involved.
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Re: Running Windows Screensavers

Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:25 am

Phoenixbyrd wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 pm
I noticed you've inculded the screensavers in that repo. Just curious but do you have permission to do so? Or are they open source/public domain?
I'm somewhat amazed though I guess I shouldn't be in what the impact of a simple question like that one has beeen.

Abuse, accusations, and rants from the OP. Extended discussions on copyright for others (including me). At least one "this isn't the place to discuss copyright" post (if you believe that contact the mods).

None of that was my intent. I just wanted to know whether cloning the repo linked by the OP would result in my violating someone's copyright.

Sorry.
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Re: Running Windows Screensavers

Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:56 am

I just wanted to know whether cloning the repo linked by the OP would result in my violating someone's copyright.
I still want to know that too.

I went and read some of those copyright laws, they say you need to comply with the laws in other countries too.
Chase down all those other laws in 188+ countries?
I bet you will find conflicts somewhere, EU and USA have big differences..

The situation seems to be is just do whatever you want until someone sues you?
Do nothing and you won't get sued?

One other way i found might be to get yourself registered as an archiving organisation.
Claim you are saving it and archiving it.
Stick it in the Arctic vaults?

Who owns the copyright to the software in your Neurolink implants?
They better get that sorted out before I get cyborg-ed.

Anyway, saw some nice pics of Steampunk Flipside Toasters.
They gave me an idea for a case for my CM4/IO PCB that just shipped :D
That's a win for me, on this off topic post.
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Re: Running Windows Screensavers

Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:58 pm

Salty dogs notwithstanding I see no point to ANY screen savers in modern times. Maybe to cover the 'forbidden' sites you frequent in case forgetting to shutdown and the old lady may think she's not enough. lol. LCD less likely (never) to burn-in compared to old CRT.

In any case a black screen would do and even that strikes me as pointless. Better to shut down the video including sync so monitor/tv will automatically turn off too. I lament Pi's inability to accomplish this relatively simple task.

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Re: Running Windows Screensavers

Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:56 pm

But is that even relevant?

Isn't it like, say, somebody telling you all about their latest accomplishments in souping up their car, and you telling them that nobody should drive a car and that your bicycle gets you wherever you want to go?
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