These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
UK Copyright law is amusing.
§301 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988...
301. The provisions of Schedule 6 have effect for conferring on trustees for the benefit of the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, a right to a royalty in respect of the public perfor
One of the advantages of having a father who is a doctor is that it's easy to get blood tests done periodically. I just came back from visiting him in Chicago, and so I was able to get my HbA1C levels tested. The results? 5.2%, which is well within the normal range (4.6-6.2%)!!! The America Diabetes Association recommends a goal of under 7% for diabetics under treatment, and 9 months ago, I had a reading of 6.3%, which met that goal. But now, I have a reading which indicates that my average blood sugar level over the past two months has been no different than someone who is not diabetic. Very cool!
I am hoping for the best for the Fedora project. One of the things I always liked of Red Hat is that they were innovative and the OS was maintained by talented hackers. I hope both of those continue, as I want to continue using Red Hat.
Linux Kernel Development is shipping and should now be available at your local book seller. Amazon, Amazon UK,
Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million also carry it. I hope its informative and fun.
I've recently decided to replace my 2nd telephone line with an IP telephony line from Vonage. There are a couple of really nice features with this service. First of all, the service is really cheap. $24.99/month buys you unlimited local/regional service, and 500 minutes of long distance service. If you go over the 500 minutes, the cost is only 3.9 cents a minute. International calls are also quite reasonable. (5 cents to call Europe, 6 cents/minute to call Tokyo, Sidney, etc.)
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with a solar powered steam turbine, although Bram's description needs a pump between condenser and the boiler. Pressure in the boiler is higher than in condenser (this is why the turbine turns),
and so a water pump is needed to counteract it. The pump can be mechanically driven by the turbine. The system looks like a perpetum-mobile, but it isn't, because it's not closed: energy is delivered into it by the Sun radiation.
What's up with certification these days ? I used to be able
to certify someone with a single cert, but nowadays,
three certs from
Masters isn't good enough to make somebody an Apprentice. Seems a bit fishy to me.
Of course most of the existing certs are complete bunk anyway, but ...
For the last two days, my weight has been below 220 pounds. This is Goodness! This means that I have lost a little over 40 pounds since I diagnosed myself with type II diabetes, and have another 40 pounds to go before I'm at the "healthy" weight as defined by insurance tables. When I reach that point, I will try discontinuing my medications, and see if I can maintain my blood sugar levels using only diet and exercise. I accidentally was forced into trying this experiment 3 months and 15 pounds ago when I forgot to bring my meds to the San Antonio Usenix; I was off the medications for two weeks, and my blood sugar levels remained stable after being off my medications (Avandia and Glucophage) for two weeks. Hopefully this means that I caught things early enough, before my pancreas was too far gone, and when I reach my goal weight, I'll be able to go off the medications long-term, so I can pass the physical required for the private airplane pilot's test. (There are some interesting preliminary research results that indicate that the pancreatic cells in mice may be able to regenerate/recover given time and when they are put under less stress. I'm hoping this turns out to be true for me as well, since I hope I never need to go onto insulin therapy...)
2.0.16 a couple of days ago. OK, a week ago. But today, Chris announced the new utility, slabtop(1), to the linux-kernel mailing list. slabtop(1) is a top-style real-time display of the kernel's slab layer. People seem excited. As well they should, its a mighty useful utility.
Finally got round to setting up
Works a treat, now I can easily read my email (over an
ssh connection to a remote box) whilst uploading and downloading loads of stuff. Nice.
Random list of the day: Firebird suggestions after
typing " in the google search box, an anthology :
Finished splitting llc into llc_core and llc2, now it is easier to select IPX, Token Ring, Appletalk, more or less like
it was in 2.4, but I stil think that this LLC stack needs even more work to be a first class citizen in linux networks stack
land, so I'll continue working on it to use dst.h, netfilter (yes, if decnet has why not llc? :-)), etc.
Have been working on a tool that uses sparse, to be part
of the kernel build process moving strings in __init/__exit
functions to __initdata/__exitdata, saving more bytes when
the kernel discards the .init.data ELF section (both when
building stuff as modules (in 2.6) or statically) and the
.exit.data in static builds.
Also trying to get the Conectiva Linux Alpha port to what
is in our current development distro, now kinda stuck in
Looking at implementing an internal IPv6 network in parallel with the existing IPv4 network on RFC1918 addresses.
At first glance it looks nice and simple. IPv6 has its equivalent of RFC1918 addresses -- with even better semantics. It has 'site scope' addresses, and machines can be given _both_ 'site' and 'global' scope addresses, and basically do the right thing in all circumstances... using the internal addresses for internal communication, and the external addresses for everything else.