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First Poetry

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11. Accepting Patches and Contributions

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>Imagine that you are a developer with a new open source project. You got permission from your employer (Chapter9), you chose a license (Chapter10), and you released version 0.01 on the Web. The next day, you received a bug report and a patch.</p><p>Great, but who owns the bug report? Who owns the patch? Can you use them?</p><p>Most people would answer that of course they can use the patchafter all, that is why the contributor sent it in. Unfortunately, that is not the whole story. Open source is a great mechanism for sharing code and sharing ideas, but it relies upon copyright to function smoothly. Therefore, proper copyright licensing has to be respected.</p><p>Copyright is sometimes called the metaphysics of the law because it can get so theoretical about the interplay of ideas, expressions, and works. It should not be surprising, then, that the first item to be determined is whether a patch is a work that is eligible for copyright protection.</p><p>Unfortunately, courts have not established a clear, easily applicable standard regarding whether or not something is a copyrightable work, especially in the software realm. Nevertheless, there are a number of good rules of thumb that can help you make this determination.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363379-intellectual-property-and-open-source-a-practical-guide-to-protecting-code">See more</a>

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Chapter 8: “A Most Horrible State of Affairs”

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<p>chapter 8</p><p>“A Most Horrible State of Affairs”</p><p>Holmes’ contention that Moses Baird was “a man of large connexions [sic]” was an understatement.1 This succinct phrase underscores the next phase of the feud as it escalated out of control. Baird was very popular in both Burnet and Llano Counties, and the brothers were connected by marriage, friendship, and business to a number of large families in the area who in turn had ties to others. These alliances provided a small army of fighting men, many of whom would have sought vengeance even had John Baird not. Prior to this, the feud had been a private vendetta, but it had now escalated into a full scale war. The opportunities for peace were gone.</p><p>The Baird family originated in Ireland, their grandfather William</p><p>Baird having settled in Missouri. One of his sons, Hartshorn, married “Arminty Eten” there on August 11, 1846.2 Census data indicates that Hartshorn “Beard” [sic: Baird], age twenty-eight was born in Missouri. Living in the household were his wife, Areminthy, age twenty-four, born in Tennessee, and two sons: John R., age three and Moses B., age one. Both of the brothers are noted as born in</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/615224-the-mason-county-hoo-doo-war-1874-1902">See more</a>

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Works Cited

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>[<abbr>Adl10</abbr>] JosephAdler. R in a Nutshell. OReilly Media, 2010.</p><p>[<abbr>Abb92</abbr>] EdwinAAbbot Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Dover Publications, 1992.</p><p>[<abbr>Bis06</abbr>] ChristopherMBishop Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. Springer; 1st ed. 2006. Corr.; 2nd printing ed. 2007.</p><p>[<abbr>GH06</abbr>] AndrewGelmanJenniferHill. Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. Cambridge University Press, 2006.</p><p>[<abbr>HTF09</abbr>] TrevorHastieRobertTibshiraniJeromeFriedman. The Elements of Statistical Learning. Springer, 2009.</p><p>[<abbr>JMR09</abbr>] OwenJonesRobertMaillardetAndrewRobinson. Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R. Chapman and Hall, 2009.</p><p>[<abbr>Seg07</abbr>] TobySegaran. Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications. OReilly Media, 2007.</p><p>[<abbr>Spe08</abbr>] PhilSpector. Data Manipulation with R. Springer, 2008.</p><p>[<abbr>Wic09</abbr>] HadleyWickham. ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis. Springer, 2009.</p><p>[<abbr>Wil05</abbr>] LelandWilkinson. The Grammar of Graphics. Springer, 2005.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363232-machine-learning-for-hackers">See more</a>

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Slice ePub May 15, 2014
<p> Sometimes we don’t see what is in plain sight. This is particularly true when it comes to beliefs and values we’ve inherited. </p><p> In the Bible, we’re told that when King David had his famous affair with Bathsheba, he had her husband sent to the front lines, where his rival was conveniently killed. But instead of being punished for adultery and murder, David continued to reign.<sup>1</sup> On the other hand, under biblical law a girl accused of not being a virgin would be taken by her father to the city gates and slowly stoned to death.<sup>2</sup> </p><p> The Bible also tells us that men could sell their daughters into slavery as servants or concubines and that marriage itself was a sales transaction. In Genesis, we read that Jacob worked seven years to get Laban’s daughter Rachel for his wife, and when Laban gave him her older sister Leah instead, he had to work another seven years to finally get the woman he’d bargained for. Another famous biblical story tells of how Lot offered his little daughters to a mob to be gang-raped—and instead of being punished, was chosen by God as the only moral man in the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah!<sup>3</sup> </p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/128866-the-real-wealth-of-nations-creating-a-caring-economics">See more</a>

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