In a twist of Internet fate, [URL="http://www.facebook.com"]Facebook[/URL] creator and owner Mark Zuckerberg finds himself as defendant in a lawsuit over the Facebook's majority ownership. Paul Ceglia claims that he entered into a contract, signed by both himself and Zuckerberg, that sold 50 percent of facebook.com to Ceglia for $1,000. Ceglia further claims that Zuckerberg promised him one percent more per day until the site was completed. Ceglia [URL="http://www.scribd.com/doc/34239119/Ceglia-v-Zuckerberg-complaint"]filed his claims[/URL] with the Allegany County Supreme Court of New York. He claims to own 84 percent of Facebook per the contract. I wonder if Ceglia would be so interested in the …

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It’s a new day for open source developers. A U.S. Federal appeals court yesterday ruled that someone releasing code under an open source license can control future use of that code using copyright law. That’s important because copyright laws carry stronger remedies—including court injunction—along with the monetary remedies available for breach of contract. The [15-page ruling](http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions/08-1001.pdf) in *Jacobsen v. Katzer* favored Robert Jacobsen, a model train hobbyist who gave away his [Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI)](http://jmri.sourceforge.net/) software under the [Artistic License](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_License) for free software. “Through the collective work of many participants,” according to the ruling, “JMRI created a computer programming …

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I'm a big fan of Apple - - I own three G-5's and an old G-4 laptop, and my two of my three kids own iPods (Nano's). The sleek design, seamless workability, and rock-like defense against viruses and other threats that always seem to befall those unfortunate souls in the Windows-based world are all hallmarks of an Apple product. It's like I almost feel sorry for Dell, HP, IBM and, of course, Microsoft users. So what to make of the contunuing fallout of Apple's highly-touted iPhone? Ever since its rollout two months ago, the iPhone has suffered a very Windows-like …

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