Simon Phipps and Moonlight give me an excuse to post a cool picture

About 10 minutes after I posted yesterday, I found a great picture that I wanted to use to illustrate the post, but I’d already posted and I was lazy. Thankfully, today Simon Phipps gave me a great excuse to post the image anyway. Simon says:

[Miguel is] the lure for someone else’s trap.

The image I wanted to post was this one:

Sky Strike” by Damgaard; used under the CC-NC-ND license.

Remember kids, the copyright license says ‘you can use it without restrictions…’ but the patent license says ‘… as long as you get it from Novell.‘ If you or your company can live with that sort of uncertainty, or can use other legal techniques to mitigate that uncertainty, use Moonlight; if you can’t, well, you consult your local legal counsel.

12 thoughts on “Simon Phipps and Moonlight give me an excuse to post a cool picture”

  1. however, should not be actively undermining our freedoms like this, and I can only conclude that regardless of any lip-service to “open source”, software freedom is not yet their goal. That’s the issue, Tim. Update: Luis has a great photo and alsoa great point about patent protection.

  2. Leyendo planeta GNOME me encuentro con un post deLuis Villa, que finaliza asi: Remember kids, the copyright license says ‘you can use it without restrictions…’ but the patent license says ‘… as long as you get it from Novell.‘ If you or your company can live with that sort of uncertainty, go for it

  3. however, should not be actively undermining our freedoms like this, and I can only conclude that regardless of any lip-service to “open source”, software freedom is not yet their goal. That’s the issue, Tim. Update: Luis has a great photo and alsoa great point about patent protection. Also, to be clear, Moonlight is under a Free license, not under the EULA I’m commenting on above. My issue is rather that it acts a the lure to an architecture designed at best with no regard to software freedom and at worst withthe intent of removing

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  5. Shouldn’t the little lure attached to the Angler Fish be a tiny Miguel head? Then you could put some penguins swimming away from its jaws …

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