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GJF
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Drivesmart - invite you to make their product. Reply with quote

On the Drivesmart forum today.

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If anyone is interested in making the Drivesmart units or buying the IP to our products please feel free to mail.

We are planning to make the UK's first and only open source system in the next few months and if anyone is interested in getting involved in it please get in touch with us.


Anybody got any money they don't know what to do with?
It's no good stashed under the floorboards going mouldy!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so they're selling the IP to make it open source?! how's that work then...

surely if they sell that then they won't have any rights to use it let alone make it open source!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
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so they're selling the IP to make it open source?! how's that work then...


Not sure, i know open source is the new "in" thing to the computer world, started off by the Linux OS, but where it fits in here i haven't a clue.

I found this on the web, hope it is off some help.

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Open Source: What it is and Why it Works

If you've ever used the internet, you've used open source software. Many of the servers and applications running on machines throughout the wired world rely on software created using the open source process. Examples of such software are Apache, the most widely used web server in the world, and sendmail, "the backbone of the Internet's email server hardware." [TOR] Open source means several things:

Open source software is typically created and maintained by developers crossing institutional and national boundaries, collaborating by using internet-based communications and development tools;
Products are typically a certain kind of "free", often through a license that specifies that applications and source code (the programming instructions written to create the applications) are free to use, modify, and redistribute as long as all uses, modifications, and redistributions are similarly licensed; [GPL]
Successful applications tend to be developed more quickly and with better responsiveness to the needs of users who can readily use and evaluate open source applications because they are free;
Quality, not profit, drives open source developers who take personal pride in seeing their working solutions adopted;
Intellectual property rights to open source software belong to everyone who helps build it or simply uses it, not just the vendor or institution who created or sold the software.
More succinctly, from the definition at www.opensource.org:

"Open source promotes software reliability and quality by supporting independent peer review and rapid evolution of source code. To be certified as open source, the license of a program must guarantee the right to read, redistribute, modify, and use it freely." [OSS]


The last paragraph quotes:
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and use it freely."


I will try and read more to understand it further, but need to take two paracetamol first to cope with the above.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been thinking about this, all i can come up with is that they are trying to take the forum (where members gave them the camera positions) one step further and try and build the ultimate database, without all the other "flak" they got from the forum i.e. insults and complaints.

I can't see how far this can go as the pgpsw database is pretty good.

Is it another one of DS's over ambitious ideas, have they gone off the rails?
What might be good for gigantic software such as Linux can't be used the same for a minute software such as a camera database - can it?

Or is there more to this, that my little brain can't see?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but what is IP. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rushkins wrote:
Sorry, but what is IP. Embarassed

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Intellectual Property
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), very broadly, are rights granted to creators and owners of works that are results of human intellectual creativity. These works can be in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic domain. It can be in the form of an invention, a manuscript, a suite of software, or a business name.

In general, the objective of IPR is to protect the right of a copyright author in his work and at the same time allow the general public to access his creativity. IPR maintains this balance by putting in place time-limits on the author’s means of controlling a particular work. The law that regulates the creation, use and control of the protected work is popularly known as Intellectual Property Law (IP).

The principal Intellectual Property Rights are as follows:

Copyright
Patents
Trade Marks
Design Rights
Passing off
The law of Confidential information
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