Show #6 | Open Source HTML

Introducing our biggest fan Benji!

- Perfect Time Machine Server!
- Benji’s Windows Phone 7 :P
- PHP Templates -> Error where Apache runs out of memory
- Microsoft Compielrs vs XCode and Pick-Whips!
- How we hate flash!
- How ethical is it to base your website design off of other sites? Is that similar to pirating?
- Creative commons licenses for music:
- Darknet filesharing and the problems that CalPoly had
- Carbonite vs CrashPlan
- Dropbox Hashing.  Comments on
- Benji has another method for making sure your .ipa files aren’t phoning home



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  • T-Mobile has GSM and I know on my G2 I can browse while on a call. But I used to have a G1 and I think I can remember doing that too on there.

  • AT&T has been touting this capability on the iPhone since Verizon has joined the fray. This would be one of the very few advantages (that I know of) for AT&T in a carrier face-off.
    -Thanks for listening!

  • Hey there. Been listening since you began (though I’m somewhat behind) but don’t recall where I heard about you from. Somewhat entertaining shows thus far.

    Just wanted to say you seem to be confused about ability to access vs granted RIGHT to access with regards to website source.

    Websites are absolutely NOT Open Source despite your ability to see the source code. I could, for example, make a piece of software that I charge for and distribute the source with it. This doesn’t mean just because you HAVE the source, you can do something with it. At the end of the day, it’s the LICENSE that matters, not how easy it is to access the content.

    • Krayon,
      Thanks for the complements!

      I agree with you that websites aren’t licensed with an open source license. However when I was young I viewed the entire internet as a garden of code examples that I could use to expand my knowledge. I spent a large period of my life viewing the source of every webpage that had a cool design. By reading through this HTML I learned many tricks and techniques that I turned around and used myself. I spent many hours making local .HTML files on my PC and opening them to see how they would render. At that age i didn’t even really know what a “web server” was or how I could go about getting my own domain. Because the technology forces you to expose the source, it promotes growth, and lowers the barrier for entry for new users.

      Thanks again for listening! We love to have user feedback! I’ll make sure to pimp your blog on the next show.

  • Krayon, thanks for listening! We’ll try and slow down the episodes so that you can catch up :D

    I could argue the reverse, and say that at the end of the day, the LICENSE doesn’t hardly matter at all. For proof of this, take a look at the legal threats posted publicly on — because they are out of the jurisdiction of the US, and other cooperating countries, they openly mock the DMCA requests served on them incessantly. So how much would my license matter if someone in Sweden or China were to take my cleverly-crafted HTML code and make it their own?

    Even here in the USA. Let’s say I stumble across your website that has some really neat HTML and in the source you made a note which indicates that it is protected by a license. I choose ignore your “protected license” and copy it. The only way for you to enforce this license is to sue me, and you’d have to make a very compelling case to a judge that your HTML was truly so unique that it merited copywrite/license protected status. That might be a tough sell, and I could easily see the case being thrown out.

    In my nine years doing legal work, I’ve seen lots of cases with even stronger evidence be thrown out — so this wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

    But hey! That’s just my $0.02. :D Thanks again for tuning in!

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