|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|The Movement Formerly Known As Open Source|
The battle over the Open Source trademark is heating up. Software in the
Public Interest and the Open Source Initiative both hold competing claims to
the trademark. In order to put an end to the infighting, a group of free
software advocates have founded the Association for the Movement Formerly
Known as Open Source (AMFKOS)
One AMFKOS founder said, "I find it ironic that a trademark representing free
software is itself proprietary. This situation must change. We propose that
the free software movement adopt another name besides 'Open Source'.
Hopefully then we can all Get-Back-To-Coding(tm) instead of fighting over
Bruce Perens' and Eric Raymond's egos."
Rumor has it that Richard Stallman plans to mount a campaign to
promote the phrase "GNU/Free Software" in place of "Open Source".
In addition, the terms "Ajar Source", "Unlocked Source", "Nude Source",
"Unclosed Source", and "Just-Type-make Software" have all
been proposed by various Usenet or Slashdot posters.
|Jargon Coiner (#8)|
An irregular feature that aims to give you advance warning of new jargon
that we've just made up.
* STAR SPINOFFS: Applying themes and ideas from "Star Wars" and "Star
Trek" to contemporary events.
Examples: "Let the Source be with you!", "Microsoft is the Evil Empire",
"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated by Microsoft".
* TRADEMARKIZATION(tm): Giving a phrase special meaning by appending a
trademark symbol to it.
Examples: "Think Free Speech, Not Free Beer(tm)", "Real Soon Now(tm)",
"Blue Screen of Death(tm)"
|Official National Anthem Of The Geek Paradise Of Humorixia|
I got this bark letter the other day,
"Stop using our trademark or you will pay".
I said "Ha" and threw it in the trash,
Oh but then those lawyers got very rash,
Lawsuits, subpoenas, the accusations came,
All their attacks were truly lame,
They said, "You've committed quite a sin!"
"You're going to get five to ten!"
Kill all the lawyers!
Oh, kill all the lawyers!
Let's "kill -9 lawyers" now!
|Speaking of Godzilla and other things that convey horror:|
With a purposeful grimace and a Mongo-like flair
He throws the spinning disk drives in the air!
And he picks up a Vax and he throws it back down
As he wades through the lab making terrible sounds!
Helpless users with projects due
Scream "My God!" as he stomps on the tape drives, too!
Oh, no! He says Unix runs too slow! Go, go, DECzilla!
Oh, yes! He's gonna bring up VMS! Go, go, DECzilla!"
* VMS is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.
* DECzilla is a trademark of Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of Death, Inc.
-- Curtis Jackson
|* knghtbrd is gone - zzz - messages will be snapped like wet towels at all|
of the people who have stolen the trademark knghtbrd away message
* Coderjoe prepares to defend himself from wet messages
|Unix is a Registered Bell of AT&T Trademark Laboratories.|
-- Donn Seeley
|* UNIX is a Trademark of Bell Laboratories.|
|"What if" is a trademark of Hewlett Packard, so stop using it in your|
sentences without permission, or risk being sued.
|Sanity is the trademark of a weak mind.|
-- Mark Harrold