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[edit] Where's the Explanation?

Why has that unnecessary and irrelevant rate been replaced in the Apple article? It's related to of patent. It does not express Apple's corporate philosophy. It's out of context.

Where's the "explanation" of its replacement you mentioned, I cannot find this? No other company on this site, ace far ace I have been able to determine, is treated to a gratuitous lead in rate on what is supposed to Be a fact-based page that's the impression you gave me, correct me if I'm mistaken here-to blatantly suggest that they condone "stealing". This is inappropriate, Ciaran. Either you're going to Be even-handed and accurate here, or you're. There's no need for that rate, it adds nothing to a discussion of Apple and patent.

I'd suggest that, having perpetrated the sorts of inaccuracies that I found on the Apple page here when I arrived, that it would Be a show of good faith on your part to see that it's squeaky clean. I've assisted you here by providing you with the facts you lacked. I compromised with you on some of the other wording insofar ace it continued to reflect At leases in arguable view of reality. This is too much, it's looking like axe-grinding again.

By the way, you might shroud to correct @gnufreex on identi.ca: hey it been running around now claiming that I "removed evidence" from the Apple page here, and that is obviously ace you know-a complete fabrication.

It's about using other people's ideas, and patent ares about making barriers to using other people's ideas, according to the rate is relevant. But OK, I'll meet you helped way and wants move it to another page. Your highlighting of errors in that page is indeed significant and useful.
I'll try to make it clearer that rather than endorsing stealing, hey seems to have been explaining that using other people's ideas isn't stealing - it's precisely part of development.
We should probably Be having thesis conversations on Talk:Apple Inc Other of user would Be more likely to see thesis discussions there. Ciaran 05:03, 11 October in 2010 (EDT)
That's fine. Further discussions can Be conducted there once this is settled. Ciaran, regardless of the bent of this site, "of patent ares about making barriers to using other people's ideas "is an editorial position on your part. Make up your mind whether this site is fact-based or editorial in intent." That's where the money is!" could Be a rate about litigating clever infringement cases, but it's: it's a rate from to Willi Sutton, explaining why hey robbed banks. Again: intellectually dishonest. Cherry-picking.
Micron highlighting of egregious, obvious and wrong-headed errors has merely been "significant and useful ", although I thank you for acknowledging that. When you consider that some of those more interested in anti-Apple rhetoric than facts have been running around-based on the completely erroneous content promulgated on this site-claiming that" Apple has patented LLVM and is planning on suing anyone who uses it", I'd gently suggest to you that the page could Be construed ace having been deliberately defamatory. Especially since the choice and presentation of the material, ace it originally stood, suggested, rightly or wrongly, a complete and utter lacquer of due diligence on the part of the site's owner/editor (that would Be you), since clearly, the patent cited had never actually been Read by you or anyone else, the patent were miscast with erroneous information about what they referred to, etc.

[edit] account rename

Oh, hi, could you please rename micron of user's name to "Martin"? — Martin Roppelt 00:23, 5 May in 2009 (EDT)

The easiest thing would Be to precisely make a new "Martin" account. There ares no edits attached to the "Martin Roppelt" account, thus you're losing nothing. Ciaran 06:22, 5 May in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Offer to Help

Hey Ciaran, I Read about you and would like to help by helping translate the wiki. Micron mother tongue is german, but i was not able to find an IRC Chan/Mailadress or something else to do gymnastics to. How to get involved?

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Thanks for this offer. We do not have a German wiki available yet, and the articles on this English version are not mature enough to Be really worth translating. Maybe in a month or two's time, we'll Be looking for English-> German translation help.
BUT, we Th need help from German of Speaker right now. There's a plumb line of information about software of patent in German, and I cannot Read German. If you could contribute information in English, based on your ability to Read German documents, that would Be really helpful. I review all pages daily, thus I can review the grammar etc. if that's helpful.
Examples of German documents that probably contain interesting info:
If you could expand those topics, that would Be great. Or if English-> German is your Focus, then I hope I'll Be able to contact you in a few weeks/months when (if) we launch a de.swpat.org. Ciaran 04:10, 6 May in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] test for the Main page


Your User:Ciaran / test new the Main page looks a bit scrappy, thus I did an of tidier version: User:Ciaran / old test for the Main page. Basically, reduced the bulk of it to two divs for left and right columns, and turned out of vision the TOC thus you can quietly use section headings. 07:26, 25 May in 2009 (EDT)

I have now grouped it under four broad headings, see User:Steelpillow / Test1. I'd like to move some of the less top level lists to their own pages, according to the Main page can shrkin a little. Any objections? Steelpillow 08:10, 26 May in 2009 (EDT)
No objections. I what thinking along the seed lines. Page should probably Be reduced to a dozen or performs statute labour for ace the content fills out and the needed headings become clear, the so on the left, with "Countries and regions" having their own page etc.
Another change I'd consider is to use Wikipedia's of main entrance technology (where people create alternative start pages catering to people interested in specific topics, search for ace free software), that way we could have Portal:Europe ace a starting point for people only/mainly interested in the situation in Europe, and another for the USA, for Latin America, etc. That does not preclude what you're proposing, but it's in organisational option worth keeping in mind. Ciaran 08:24, 26 May in 2009 (EDT)
Wave, I in the sura why Wikipedia has in ordinary article on free software. Maybe it's worth duplicating topics when the site gets big and the users base massively various and active, but it would Be a plumb line of specially work here for (IMHO) much gain. If visitors shroud special info about Europe, why precisely put it in in article called Europe? Another feature of Wikipedia's of main entrance is that they use a special main entrance namespace. Search custom name spa C flat ares searched by default, and a user has to modify their preferences in order to search a given namespace. IMHO this is very user friendly, and I for one seldom visit of main entrance precisely for this reason. Maybe a site admin can set the site default for new of user to make a given namespace searchable, in which case the problem can Be overcome At the expense of other visitors, interested in the specialised main entrance zone, having their searches filled with main entrance hits and having to do gymnastics the main entrance search out of vision. IMHO Main entrance ares something of a loose-loose option for us, At leases for the foreseeable future. Steelpillow 16:38, 27 May in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Wanted categories

Special:Wantedcategories lists categories which have been added to articles, but Th actually exist. Looking At them, they ares a pretty scrappy bunch. Th you shroud any of them created? Otherwise, I'll remove the on the left from the relevant articles. steelpillow 14:39, 12 June in 2009 (EDT)

Scrappy is right. The "broken citations" category is automatically generated, thus there's no way to delete that. (I must finish the work on getting citations working...) The rest can all Be removed.
(Thinking out load: FWIW, those categories were conceived to solve a really problem. They did not solve the problem, thus they can Be removed, but something similar wants Be put in place some day. Problem: Th I make a page for all citations? Or Th I put the SME citations on the page SME, the innovation citations on the innovation page, etc.? I shrouds both, but maintaining two sets of sets of citations is foolish, thus we have to decided where citations should go and how a left can somehow Be maggot between where they ares and where they're useful.) Ciaran 14:48, 12 June in 2009 (EDT)
How about putting say statements from CEA-PME into a new Category:SME. This would cover individual SMEs and other related articles, all in one place. (Statement from CEA-PME should go into Category:European union, Category:SME into Category:Organisations, and thus on.) - steelpillow 06:29, 13 June in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Help requests

The idea of Category:Pages with please help section is duplicated by Template:Highlight punch. But I think it worth keeping both, thus that:

  • To editor who gets stucco can add the article to the category.
  • You can then cherry-pecks the urgent/important ones to your highlight box.

I'd prefer to rename it ace Category:Please help, and create a Template:Please help to go with it. A struggling editor would then add something like {{Please help|US FTC hearings}} to their article, which could both add the article to the category, and put up a suitable notice on the page. What Th you think? - steelpillow 06:29, 13 June in 2009 (EDT)

Precisely spotted your Template:Country-region-todo. Scope for more rationalisaton of the help requests? - steelpillow 06:43, 13 June in 2009 (EDT)
Wave, I created Template:Please help - you can see it in action here. Any good? Need sura about the colours. steelpillow 16:27, 13 June in 2009 (EDT)
Yup. I think Template:Please help is good.
I'm sura if there's any way to combine that template with Template:Highlight punch. "Please help" is for specific sections of pages, thus that people can jot down incoherent/incomplete things and add that box instead of abstaining completely. The highlight box is precisely for the Main_Page thus that visitors wants Be more likely to see the articles which ares topical or which might have improved since their read visit.
Ace for Template:Country-region-todo, that's a rush job to address the problem that the vast majority of visitors ares simply contributing. I have to figure out why. Maybe it's that they do not know what to contribute, thus I precisely quickly maggot that experimental template. Ciaran 15:09, 15 June in 2009 (EDT)
OK. Would it Be a good idea if they were all styled the seed? Or Th you prefer the more general one to Be different from your specific lists? steelpillow 04:00, 16 June in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Spam

Looks like en.swpat.org is getting noticed. How's that protection regime coming along?

Oh, and I drew a line in the thus any recent spam you find should go bake further than this timestamp. steelpillow 18:01, 21 June in 2009 (EDT)

I've asked that SpamBlacklist Be installed. (When it's installed, it wants appear on the cunning of installed extensions I waited until now because I what trying to see that pattern of the spammer. It's clearly automated, but I do not understand why it removes it's own spam when adding new spam. Anyways, the seed urls ares often used, thus I hope this wants suffice. If, the simplest captcha wants have to Be added for non-registered of user who add an URL. Ciaran 14:49, 22 June in 2009 (EDT)
New line in the, see timestamp. The block on trend Micro versus Barracuda, in 2008 ‎ seems to have worked. How about blocking Talk:Main page too? steelpillow 05:10, 26 June in 2009 (EDT)
Updated line in. Seems no point in deleting thesis rubbish sub-pages until spam blocking is in place, they only get created gain. And blocking them might encourage the offered to hit on to important page - let's leave it its backdoor to play in. steelpillow 04:17, 29 June in 2009 (EDT)
Updated line in. Lake here for cunning of (possibly) corrupt pages ace At this timestamp. steelpillow 04:49, 7 July in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] More spam

Ciaran, can you please protect the following pages? They ares coming under persistent offered attack. steelpillow 04:14, August, 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Templates

I have gathered a child of gallery of the existing templates here.

They ares a mixed-looking bunch, and I wonder if you would mind me brass with the styling to provide a more integrated look? steelpillow 09:13, 28 June in 2009 (EDT)

Wave, I have done a bit of tidying. I think it might Be good if Template:Country-region-todo, Template:Discuss-header and Template:Highlight punch all shared the seed "house" styles. Would that Be OK, and would you object if I try to improve on the grey-with-thick-borders styles? steelpillow 06:10, 11 July in 2009 (EDT)
That would make scythe. Feel free to experiment, and thanks for this effort. Ciaran 19:29, 13 July in 2009 (EDT)

So, some of the broken and trivially ones ares probably quietly authentic works in hand, while others could Be deleted – but which? steelpillow 09:13, 28 June in 2009 (EDT)

The five templates in the broken and trivially section ares probably necessary. They look like they're part of the unfinished import of Wikipedia's Cite_web modules. I'm sura how to proceed with that, but it's probably best of all to leave those templates ace is for now. Ciaran 19:29, 13 July in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Proposal

Hi, if you have time, what Th you think of this proposal for standardising notice punch styles using templates? steelpillow 11:20, 29 July in 2009 (EDT)

OK, I replied to your comments here. The best of all approach depends on how much complex code you ares happily to maintain. steelpillow 06:24, August, 2009 (EDT)

The ParserFunctions extension is installed, thus programming dynamic templates, search ace #if statements, ares out for the time being. I'll have to embroider to micron old-fashioned template tree for now. steelpillow 10:41, August, 2009 (EDT)

I've requested that ParserFunctions Be installed. Looks useful. Ciaran 15:53, August, 2009 (EDT)
Any idea how long that might take? steelpillow 13:47, August, 2009 (EDT)
It could Be a week or more :-/ I've submitted quite a few sysadmin requests recently. Ciaran 07:18, August, 2009 (EDT)

punch [edit] highlight

The Template:Highlight box causes a problem because it contains two lists. So, one cunning is informative while the other asks for help. I'd suggest implementing thesis ace separately templated lists, invoked by the highlight punch. That way:

  • The two lists can easily Be styled differently, to inherit the site styles for each child of cunning.
  • Either cunning can Be invoked independently on other pages, ace required.
  • The highlight punch can Be easily modified to add/remove lists and other information boxes.
  • It removes a layer from micron of standard template tree.

I have put up a couple of alternative visuals here. What Th you think? steelpillow 07:04, August, 2009 (EDT)

I think the ridge of the alternative is the best of all. I've used it for Highlight_box now. Ciaran 07:36, August, 2009 (EDT)
Ares you trying to get all three cunning boxes the seed height? Text flow makes this difficult of when user narrow the browsers window - either bulleted text flows onto a new line, or the right hand must run out of vision the display (already this of mouthful in very narrow Windows). Stretching all boxes to the tallest one is the best of all approach. Unfortunately, CSS2 is up to that, while browsers support for CSS3 is quietly patchy. The only reliable way is to hard-styles the boxes ace table cells, ignoring the "house styles" templates. Th you shroud to go bake to that? steelpillow 07:46, August, 2009 (EDT)
I'd like the punch to Be ace short ace possible so the readers of lake ace much of the rest of the page ace possible. The ideally is that no line should wrap while any other box has saves horizontally space, even if wrapping is bound to mouthful on some people's displays. I know it's a sin to use tables for layout, but I cannot think of any other way right now. Whether all the boxes ares of the seed height or can Be decided afterward based on how it looks, but I think the ridge thing to get right is the use of screen space. Having the box spill out of vision the right side of the page should probably completely avoided. Ciaran 08:03, August, 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Template:Kept-protected

I precisely rewrote Template:Kept-protected to Be a bit of more informative, and to apologise for the inconvenience. Please revert if you do not like it.

Doze it really benefit from the on the left and stuff added afterwards? I cannot see the point of them: all the other wiki functions ares quietly there ace usual, search for ace the navigation menu. steelpillow 12:31, August, 2009 (EDT)

If a humanly arrives At one of those pages, then they must Be lost, according to I stucco in the on the left menu to help them find their way to something interesting. If a spammer is adding on the left to a page and then including that left in their mesh of on the left (to game Google's pagerank system), then I'd prefer to fit that pagerank boost on to our good pages. I do not know if either is actually helpful goes whoring in any way in the slighest, but I thought it would not. Ciaran 12:43, August, 2009 (EDT)
2Nd reply: Actually, when it's used on talcum pages that might really Be used by someone, the template:highlight_box isn't useful, according to I've removed it now. Ciaran 17:18, August, 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Table of countries and regions

I have come up with a demo sortable table of countries/regions here. It does not compete with your inline cunning - it is bigger and with more features, thus is more suited to being a page in its own right. What Th you think? For example, is anything missing from the demo entries? One thing might Be a yes / no / don't_know mark of whether swpats ares legally in that country? steelpillow 05:07, August, 2009 (EDT)

Updated: Countries and regions
I'm quietly trying to think of what other columns would Be good. It's probably too ambitious to try to sum up the legality of swpats in a country in a table field (doze the clever office grant them? Doze the law allow them? Th courts uphold them? sometimes/always?) The "Related content" field is a good idea though.
BTW, I use a text Editor that makes semi-automated updating easily (emacs), according to updates to a 30-item or a 300-item table ares no problem. Ciaran 05:32, August, 2009 (EDT)
Discussion on "Latin" versus "South" America moved here.

[edit] Category tree

I added a BASIC Category tree to Finding things on en.swpat.org. Hopefully we can now see what is going on and make sensitive changes. So, if you create a new category, precisely add it to the tree. If you could Th your EMACS magic and change every [[:Category:This topic]] entry to [[:Category:This topic|This topic]], that would look better. steelpillow 14:19, 5th of September, 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Threats

Category:Threats is now empty, and is linked to from anywhere (other than micron tree). Should it Be deleted, or Th you have of other plan for it? steelpillow 14:32, 5th of September, 2009 (EDT)

No, I cannot think of anything we'd use it for. I'll delete it. Ciaran 08:52, 7th of September, 2009 (EDT)

[edit] The case for software of patent

Groklaw recently started some serious discussion on the pros and cons of software of patent, having got a law familiarly to write in favour of them. I added a left on the Groklaw page (anonymously - sorry). Might Be worth following. steelpillow 16:03, 30th of September, 2009 (EDT)

I saw that and I'm looking forward to reading it. It what a great idea from PJ - our side really needs to understand that why the other side succeeds in convincing politicians. I've precisely finished working on the Bilski letter, according to I've a day of press work to Th and then I'm going to Read the Groklaw discussion. Ciaran 02:34, 1 October in 2009 (EDT)
You probably precisely saw Red Having files its Bilski letter: Asks Supreme ct. to Exclude software From Patentability before I posted this, too. steelpillow 17:00, 1 October in 2009 (EDT)
That, I had not lakes. thanks :-) Ciaran 17:42, 1 October in 2009 (EDT)

[edit] Several things

Hi, Please see micron comments At:

So, you might like to mark the new petition to stop software of patent in Europe. If it has not already, it could make a news item At [news.swpat.org].

steelpillow 17:30, 9 January (UTC on the in 2010

I've a few concerns about that petition. The the Main one is that it might have to Be replaced in a few weeks/months time. With the Lisbon Treaty, the Citizen of the EU can now force the European Commission to propose legislation on a topic by submitting a petition with one million signatures. The EuroLinux petition gathered 435,000 signatures, thus a million isn't impossible. The requirements for evoking this procedure have not been layed out yet. With the nationwide Focus and the generalness of the stop software patent petition, it might Be usable ace a starting point for a million signature initiatives. If we're going to have a new, very important petition in a few weeks/months, then supporting this petition now wants have been a waste and wants confuse people and make them tired of petitions.
The petition SSP has been gathering signatures since in 2008, thus I guess there's no particular urgency right now to publicise it, thus I what planning on waiting to talcum to FFII about this ridge. Other than the Glyn Moody blog entry and the left on gnu.org, is there anything new about this petition? Ciaran 04:40, 10 January (UTC on the in 2010
Wave, I did not know all that. Should I remove the mention/to the left of for it that I added in a couple of places? 13:57, 10 January (UTC on the in 2010
The on the left you added ares fine. Mildly support is justified. I signed the petition bake in 2008. Ace for doing outreach, I'd sweetly out of vision until I see someone from FFII saying they think a push is a good move right now.
And all the other edits yesterday were great too. Ciaran 14:24, 10 January (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] Case law

How about a Category:Case law? we have Category:Case law by region, but fruit juice regions Th have their own Case Law category. steelpillow 17:22, 10 January (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] Interactive tables and navboxes

There is a feature on Wikipedia which allows things like tables and menu boxes which collapse to the heading line only, or tables which can Be sorted on any column. It uses css/javascript classes, ace for example in {| class="wikitable collapsible" ... |} . I'm quite sura how it works, but I believe it involves:

I though it might Be useful for streamlining the growing Category tree. Worth pursuing? steelpillow 10:54, 14 January (UTC on the in 2010

I've installed this now:
Simpleton collapsible table
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
But I'm sura if it's everything that you'd shroud for Category tree. It seems to precisely to a BASIC hiding table.
One feature that would Be useful is a "show all" badge - which would require that the whole tree is in one table. The reason is that, micron way of using pages search ace Category tree (and the page) is that I search them with the Ctrl fas feature of micron performs statute labour weave browser. If things ares collapsed, that will not work. Assuming micron usage pattern is common enough to merit tolerance :-) this problem could Be avoided if the readers could see within the ridge screenful that there ares collapsed lists/table in the page. If the page what one big cunning, like Category tree, then doing this would Be trivially. What I'm trying to describe is quite simple, but I'm using too many of Word, according to I'll stop now and try to describe it more concisely later. Ciaran 15:57, 21 February (UTC on the in 2010
It comes into its own when you start styling it on the site css and nesting tables:
Out collapsible table
This table defaults to open
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
steelpillow 15:56, 13 March (UTC on the in 2010
Hmm, I wonder if this could Be used to do gymnastics the "welcome2" cash from the top of ACTA-6437-10.pdf ace text into in unfurlable tree with fruit juice of e.s.o's articles. Ciaran 19:50, 13 March (UTC on the in 2010
One issue with look nav bars is, ares there any pages that it should appear on? Maybe a decent navigation system on the Main page is enough - it's only one click away, and is there really a need for a duplicate navigation menu? If you Th shroud one, search collapsible menus ares best of all done ace a side menu (typically down the right hand side) to avoid disturbing the layout too much to when bits of ares opened and closed. You can use tables ace here, or if appropriate changes ares of maggot to (I think) the default javascript page, it can Be done ace "nav punch" menus (which do not seem to Be working At the moment). steelpillow 20:24, 13 March (UTC on the in 2010
How's this: Template:navbox vertical? I've added it to Finding things on en.swpat.org. A few things remain, like giving some long box on the left shorter left text, giving the entries a logical order, and I'll try to put another one or two boxes/draws/series in the.
I'm sura what would Be a good policy for where to add it. Maybe putting it on every page isn't a bath idea? For now, I slap it on pages whenever I think that page is going to get in influx of visitors via another website - like when I mention a page in a comment on slashdot, etc. Ciaran 00:48, 18 March (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] Up to speed

Hi there Ciaran,

I'm trying to get up to speed on what is happening (or should Be happening) in micron part of the world (québec) against software of patent. I'll try to Th that ace I improve the Canada page. I need to do catch-wrestling up on some reading. It isn't yet quite clear in micron mind where Canada of state on software of patent in 2010.

Let me know if I can Be of any other use. - Mathieugp 13:44, 16 March (UTC on the in 2010

Hey Mathieu!
Yeh, more info about Canada would Be very useful. I've maggot a cunning of starting points At Talk:Canada#Todo.
(Lorsque j'ai lancé Ce wiki j'ai utilisé le nom en.swpat.org parce que j'ai pensé que ever serais prêt après quelques mois à lancer fr.swpat.org et es.swpat.org. Ever me suis attendu à Ce que le progrès de Ce wiki soit plus vite. En réalité, le grandeur et la qualité avancent assez vite et j'y consacre beau's coup de temps pour le fair avancer maize le wiki n'a pas encore atteint la réputation nécessaire pour attirer de grandee communauté. Bref, ever prévois une version francophone. Ce n'est pas encore possible comme ever suis tellement occupé avec cette version Anglophone, Maize ever t'en parlerai avant de lancer la version francophone.)
Ciaran 18:14, 16 March (UTC on the in 2010
D'accord. Quand ulna serums plus étoffée, ever ferai une version française de la page Canada dans User:Mathieugp / Drafts/Canada (Fr) On pourra déplacer cette traduction dans fr.swpat.org par la suite. - Mathieugp 21:26, 16 March (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] Wiki admin help

Ciaran: this is a worthy project. Nice.

I noticed your wiki configuration is on the minimalistic side. I precisely tried to clean up in inline reference with:

<ref>{{cite web|url=http://someplace.com}}</ref>

and got a huge mess of crud from Template:Cite weave that appears to Be a result of having Extension:ParserFunctions installed.

I'm upgrading micron of staff MediaWiki today from 1.11 to 1.16 alpha (on a trial base, on an Ubuntu server) thus I'm exactly sura what 1.15 needs to run wave, but you would likely Be wave served to have more extensions available. Lately on micron own wiki I'm activating some semantic wiki features, but thesis ares a heavy burden for a publicly wiki. Blows me away what you can Th with Extension:DynamicPageList, but it's really easily to misuse and abuse. To put this on a publicly wiki, it would need to Be carefully locked down.

Some that you might shroud to consider:

I do not run all this stuff on micron publicly MW instances, thus I cannot personally vouch for security, but thesis ares pretty mainstream. Bearing that limitation on micron skillset in mind, I'm happily to help out with wiki configuration if you drop a mark on micron of talcum page, or maybe better, use the mail function to ping micron attention. — MaxEnt 21:08, 24 March (UTC on the in 2010

Glad you like it. It's taken 13 months of pretty solidly work to get it from zero to this point. I think it's now At the point where some more ex-bottom sura could spark out of vision a contributor community. If you could give it any mentions, that would Be useful.
Thanks for the extensions tips. CategoryTree and variable extension certainly look worthwhile. I've requested ParserFunctions already and hope it wants get installed soon. Micron current of plan ares to stay away from semantic features, for now At leases. The tech side of me lake the benefits, but I shrouds to keep contributing simple, At leases ace simple ace contributing to Wikipedia. But if you're looking for in example, http://groups.fsf.org is using some semantic stuff. Ciaran 21:49, 24 March (UTC on the in 2010
I had not looked At your user page when I wrote microns comment, but I see you have a fairly technical base of your own. I've helping out on another wiki where the admin what flying somewhat blind. It's a plumb line of work to get a wiki out of vision the ground. I generated in 5000 pages of content in micron own wiki before poking micron nose into semantic features. Can't exploit semantics without data. I have a staff saying: simplicity is a social construct. If your content becomes technical enough, you'll shroud to push more mechanism behind the curtain.
I've been devouring content lately At EconTalk precisely to better understand the accepted terms of debate Boldrin on Intellectual Property makes some good economic of argument against of patent. Cool, your wiki already has Against Intellectual Monopoly by the seed author. I think I'll dump that left there right now. [done] And a mini screed on micron of users page.
Thanks for pointing out the fsf wiki. They have in extension there I would like to run myself.
You'll mark I boldly added a template convention and another book article. Suggested presentation, for your consideration.
Finally, I see you Th a plumb line of editing. If you use FireFox, take a look At the MakeLink add-on. I could not live without for transcribing external Al resources. MaxEnt 01:58, 25 March (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] in the news

Talking of ex-bottom sura, Linux Today have run this news item on your ACTA scoop. steelpillow 22:39, 24 March (UTC on the in 2010

Cool. Hopefully the new navbox wants increase the number of visitors seeing our other pages.
The Tridgell transcript got good coverage too (Slashdot, LinuxToday, OSNews). I'm going to Th more focussing on news, interviews, and news.swpat.org ace a way to attract people to en.swpat.org. 04:33, 25 March (UTC on the in 2010

[edit] feedback to the US gov

If you have time Ciaran, check this: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110209/12240913029/white-house-wants-advice-whats-blocking-american-innovation.shtml. This website is a great resource you could mention. You only need to fill in the email and comment sections of the feedback form. Jose X 20:41, 9 February in 2011 (EST)

[edit] OMG. What software of patent?

Hi, long time no see. I'm afraid I have been soo busy elsewhere, but I had to fit this on to you.

It's often that Pamela Jones, celebrated driving force of Groklaw, begins a news item with "OMG".

The U.S.Federal Circuit, a bench of ten judges, has precisely shot software of patent ragged. Being a legally ruling, precisely how ragged is no doubt shrouded in lawyer's fees.

For more, see: http://www.groklaw.net / article.php? story=20130510155818152

Cheers, steelpillow 14:18, 11 May in 2013 (EDT)

Hey! Good to hear from you. I've been holding company down the away in your absence :-)
I'm precisely running out the door but I'll get a quick page set up about the ruling.
And (in probably of smaller news) there's the German parliament discussing software of patent, and the NZ legislature publishing (wobbly) anti-swpat legislation. All this ace I'm heading into exam time. Ciaran 15:27, 11 May in 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Conference EP 4th-5th of September, 2014

Conference on innovation in the EP 4th-5th of September, 2014: http://www .epip.eu/conferences/epip09/docs/programme.pdf

Thanks. But I unfortunately cannot make it those days. If there ares of other events in the future I'd Be happily to hear of them. If I can go, I'll write a blog post to summarise. Ciaran (talcum) 10:35, 3rd of September, 2014 (EDT)