Yahoo wants to know how well their new video syntem works!
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Jan 21 04:46:54 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 20 January 2009, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> Site said it didn't support Linux. I see now why Google is so popular.
>> And if I may be so rude as to call a bloody shovel just that, the original
>> post was spam, pure and simple. I wonder how much M$ paid for that?
>I disagree. It was OT, but Knapp is a regular contributor, and I don't
>think you have cause to allege he's a Microsoft shill.
I now realize that, my apologies to Mr. Knapp.
But its no secret that I don't have a lot of use for yahoo's TOS, and I have
as little contact with them as I can. Unforch I am stuck with 2 or 3 of the
40+ lists I am subbed to, being yahoo managed lists. I bothers me no end
that someone can have a project up on a web page managed by yahoo, and will
post a link to that page, only to be denied access because I am not a member
in good standing with yahoo Groups. And as long as yahoo says in their TOS
that they own the copyright for every character that passes through their
servers, it will continue to be a mostly hate relationship on my part.
I may have an overrated opinion of my prose here on the linux lists as I'm no
where near a guru, but no one but me should be able to claim a copyright on
or file a patent based on what I write. I have been the target of idea
stealers before, I found one of my ideas at the NAB show once, done poorly
and incompletely but obviously based on a piece of gear I designed and built
while at a tv station in No. CA as the ACE that I had proudly shown to their
sales rep a few months before, obviously my mistake.
I won't willingly suggest a solution that may be better, and have a yahoo
legal at the USTPO the next morning filing on what is basically a napkin
sketch picked up off the floor. That is not right, and all of you should
have the same attitude. FWIW I raised hell and stuck a brick under one
corner of it right then and there. The product was gone from their booth
half an hour later and never marketed.
Had they come to me with a small royalty offer, they would have found me
pretty receptive, but they went behind my back. And that pulled my very
Names obviously not mentioned to protect the guilty. And, unless there are
old timer broadcasters like me here, probably not familiar names anyway.
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-- John Muir
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