* Posts by Trey Pattillo

43 posts • joined 1 Jul 2008

Amazon gets green-light to blow $10bn on 3,000+ internet satellites. All so Americans can shop more on Amazon

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Re: Streaky night skies?

Yes, have you seen the picture taken of the latest

see the effect here May 25 had 25 starlink streaks:


now it will be worse

BUT remember this is the USA where science is "fake news" and

I renamed the USA several year ago to UCCA, United Corporations and Churches of America.

Nov 3 and Jan 20 can't get here soon enough [ throw the Orange Baffon out of "our house" and to the curb ]

We're suing Google for harvesting our personal info even though we opted out of Chrome sync – netizens

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Their outlook

no pun intended should be

I'm not mad at you for taking my data, I'm mad at you because I can no longer trust you to steal my information. FULL STOP....End of Conversation

Not going a way mad, just going away where you can not find me.

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions, board says: 'LibreOffice will always be free software'

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Change the paid version name

To possibly Mula$Office

Now all know Libre if free to use by all and Mula$ has support or what ever associated with a cost

Users of Will.i.am's Wink IoT hub ask 'Where is the love?' as they're asked to pay for a new subscription service

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have a setup at a non-profit near broke museum strictly for the Kiddie co2/mo/smoke detectors.

never really have "connected" and honestly it is to get guests out if their is a fire or other issue while we are open.

I'm not going away mad, I'm just going away nor am I mad at you but I'm mad because I can no longer trust you.

Thunderbird is go: Mozilla's email client lands in a new nest

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I got rid of gmail several years ago.

Currently I run TB in a Linux guest on Virtualbox as my main email, for all may email account on my web server.

For an alternate, when my web server [for TB] blocks mails, very tight rules, I have moved to Zoho.

They have a free and commercial $$ along with a desktop [windows] application and fully function in a web browser including my phone [android with Opera]

Zoho also has calendar, notes, collaboration, tasks, bookmarks and contacts so it is a good safe, not snooped, alternate to M$ and Google.

Today's Resident Evil: Ransomware crooks think local, not global, prey on schools, towns, libraries, courts, cities...

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Why the F--K did you click on that link.

Security ends with the tip of the mouse finger and 3 brain cells for critical thinking.

Even if you know a person, remember the email you got from them could be a fish, if you are not currently having a conversation.

If their email has a link, CALL THEM and VERIFY.

Never ASS-U-ME [assume]

Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date

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Have great memory

But what is the Googly you speak of.

Dumped them from the desktop long ago.

Disabled [stopped] everything on phone that can be removed/stopped.

Alphabet is the evil one, so that Google can claim immunity.

Dodgy vids can hijack PCs via VLC security flaw, US, Germany warn. Software's makers not app-y with that claim

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revisit hpc-hc my test

@AC - You might might want to revisit MPC-HC website [and it is windows only]

v1.7.13 is released and farewell

July 16, 2017 XhmikosR

v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…

Tested on VBox Guest on Win10 running SokydK [debian stable] .....IT CRASHED VLC latest

On Win10 it did nothing will not play but did not crash.

Delphi RAD tool (remember that?) gets support for Linux desktop apps – again

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Dropped Delphi on v6

moved completely to Lazarus.

Then in 2014 found Code Typhon.

The toolbar hangs off a 36" monitor, some 160 tabs in all and has it all, SCADA, graphics, audio [synthesizer], ActiveX, Chromium support, Fortes Report, Google APIs.

32/64 and Linux

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Please help spread this....

Zero $ for doing nothing NRA check to congress-critters. https://ibb.co/ngOC5o

Would someone with more “social media” status than me, none — anti-social, please get the below rewrite of Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel to the #nevermore and #amarch4life and especially today’s Sante Fe disaster. We all must “hammer” the congress-critters to get this fixed.

By the way, in the 1920’s after Al Capone and crew shot up Chicago and New York, congress out lawed machine guns [tommy gun], so what are they waiting on.

I do have this in the Creative Commons licensing and anyone is welcome to record & send it out, my music skills are worse that social media.

Thanks, wap3.

The Sound of Corruption

Hello, liar our old friend

We've come to vote you out again.

'Cause corruption softly was creeping

Left its seeds while you were dreaming.

And the vision that was planted in your brain

Still remains

With in the halls of corruption.

In restless halls you walked alone

made of polished granite stone

'Neath the halo of a desk lamp

You turned your life to the cold and damp

When your eyes were blinded by the flash of a media light

That split the night

And touched your vision of corruption.

And in the naked light you saw

10 million people, maybe more

Voters talking loudly, protesting

You hear without listening

People writing laws that voters never knew

none of you

Disturb the sound of corruption.

"Fools", said I, "You do not know

corruption like a cancer grows,

Hear our protest we might teach you

Take our petition we might reach you"

But our words, like silent teardrops fell

And echoed in the wells of corruption

And the voters bowed and prayed

To the phony gods they made

And the sign flashed out its warning

In the words that it was forming

And the sign said "The words of the prophets are

Written in history's walls

And tenement halls

And whispered for defeat of corruption."

FCC boss Ajit Pai emits his net neutrality extermination plan

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Been saying this for years....

Welcome to the UCCA, United Corporations and Churches of America, ex-USA,

Where the real product is the Stock and

The True Customer is the Stock Holder.

In god we trust, all others pay foreign loan-shark interest.

DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

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Already happened....

Lock down your favorite [me personally is now opera, also vivaldi, firefox, screw google].

Let's see adguard, ublock org, privacy badger, scriptblock on a linux debian VBox.

Half of my news site story video does not work.

Either a never ending spinning circle or message, "we can not deliver our 'product' on your system".

Oh, I'm over 60 and ready very well.

What is it with the young people that type and can not write, and listen/watch instead or reading.

And now our nazi-in-chief has his dumb-ucation head destroying the rest of teaching.

This world is so so so so trashed.

No one to blame but ourselves.

"We need to figure out the difference between an imperfect friend and a deadly enemy" -- Bill Maher

FCC revised net neutrality rules reveal cable company control of process

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Re: The Solution

May not be what you saw/used but I run TrackMeNot on Opera.

Logo is a blue circle with TWN, there is another named exactly the but different.

Also run Opera VPN attached to PrivateInternetAccess[.com] VPN so I have linux, windows and android covered on 5 devices at a reasonable price and number of entry points all over the world.

No slow speeds and few issues out side of having to configure my hosted web site email.

AMF: TMN has settings for words, include what NSA watches, and hits list of search sites from 10/sec to 1/hr.

Google now mingles everything you've bought with everywhere you've been

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Not so fast

1-GPS/Location turned of on Android, yes is is a hassle but I deal with the inconvenience [note I do not live my life on my phone]. Only Emergency [911/999/etc] get location override.

2-PrivateInterntAccess[.com] 5 device account including phone & linux, why I got them

3-Adguard + UBlock on desktop browsers

4-Opera default browser on desktop [minimal ~must use~ of others]

5-OperaMini and/or AdBlock Browser on phone.

6-use DuckDuckGo search first

Did I miss anything?

SpaceX spin-out plans to put virtual machines in orbit

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Breaking News....

ISS explodes.

No survivors.

Hit by Micro Satellite Server that failed.

Went into out of control orbit and is not detectable with current telescope tech.

They didn't know what hit them.

1000 tons of new space junk created.

Link if you do not know how to google.


[published 11 Apr 2017]

Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet

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Plug & Play-----NOT !

FTA - A single command that I put in a cron task updates my browser every night without me needing to every think about it.


I got around the problem by using the PPA of a main GIMP developer to install the 2.9 development version.

What are you people smoking? 'Cause it is bad shit as in no good.

Why is Windows at the top of the list?

The user gets what they get [oem machine] and they don't have to dick around with it.

Dell, HP, Lenovo, others will take care of auto updates the same as windows auto updates and hopefully none of them shit in their diaper.

All the take of more eyes, doing it for humanity, etc will NOT get linux off the bottom right above pond scum.

As far as *buntu, I ascribe that to "if a company [they are] give you something for free, the you might highly consider that you are their product."

Google anything even in windows and find how much *buntu comes back with same crap, and specifying linux makes it worse.

I recommend for windows transition, and have been on it for several year is a "solid" distro off of debian, and the developers are ex-debian programmers. SolydXK [K(de) for me but X is ok).

True Firefox and a few others that a few days to 2-3 weeks to get updated, but other than that....IT IS SOLYD.


NY court slaps down Facebook's attempt to keep accounts secret from search warrants

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Re: *uckerBerg does it again

*uckerBerg picked the wrong business model which entrapped his users.

When a company offers you something for free, it is very possible you are their product.

This was also solved several years ago when a federal judge said that when you put your stuff on somebody else equipment then you no longer own that stuff.

This applies to all of the social non-sense.

Of course if you are leasing a web server [ie your-name-or-business.com] then you own your stuff as the provider has ownership of only the equipment.


Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have

nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free

speech because you have nothing to say. --Edward Snowden

WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

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Fixed It .....

[sarcasm]After all, terrorists didn't exist before the interwebs allowed them to communicate in secret...[/sarcasm].

Most people are born under an astrology sign.

Would you enlighten us what rock you were born under.

Ever heard of the enigma machine the nazi's had?

Some of the best encryption, but the wizards at Bletchley Park [London] broke it

which contributed to the wend of WW2.

Don't remember which war, probably WW2, but the US military enlisted a bunch of native american Indians that spoke a really obscure tongue of one of the normal Indian languages.

They were then 2 end-point of all messages.

It was not broken, and if I remember correct it is still pretty secure.

Don't RTFA.....GRYH(tm) Go Read Your History.

Trump sets sights on net neutrality

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Missing the point....

amazing how everyone on both sides of the pond/aisle are missing The Real Point (tm) #1.

1) Erase Obama from all history -- President #44 will read "Illegitimate Kenyan".

2) Finish gerrymandering all voting district so no one other than R's can every win.

This completes the 20+ year project. Note maps are onlines.

3) Install white supremist neo-nazi authoritarian administration to stop any takeover.

4) more to this list than space....

Minnesota, Illinois rebel over America's ISP privacy massacre, mull fresh info protections

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united not divided

Let start at the least common denominator.

In my state a bunch of the larger cities have implemented "no cell/texting while driving".

Well I live 15 miles from such city.

Who's to say I never heard of such "city ordinance".

So the State has proposed as State wide ban on cell use/texting while driving.

So ALL CONFUSION has been resolved.

That is the purpose of the State.

AND......that is the PURPOSE of the FEDERAL.

When the states can not have some census about law then it is up to the Federal to level the field

Same goes for LGBT, same sex marriage and a laundry list of topics that apply.

The movements need to get on board for NO Lobbying $$ and Term Limits, that will solve a lot of the political problems [McConnell should have been gone years ago. But sat for 8 years with his thumb up his ass and he's licking Trump's ass.] Politics was designed as a "service" not as a profession.

So my ISP can now sell my browsing history – what can I do?

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Re: Tor is so clearly the easiest option here...really?

don't know if your tried by I did and ...... Fake News

Located in Texas USA

there was a 5 second "notice" of delay and there it is


Looks like crap due to lots of crap-code sections reading like

https[://]tpc.googlesyndication.com[/..........with inline script [ext.js]

Articles them selves are linked and same as above for crap-code.

'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

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War Games is fake...

A story from mid 1980's.

I worked a major manufacture and we had a "mini-frame" for the whole place.

The mini talked to the main-frame over 500 miles away on dedicated lines.

Blow you user name and/or password 3 times this was a daily limit and BAM....you were deleted from the system.

I was on nights so we had to wait until 9am the next day for upper management to call the system people at the main frame to put us back.

You were not the only unhappy person, there was a chain of them.

Big Blue and good software design and security always overs come youth and vigor.

I tell people get something like a verse from your favorite song, favorite bible verse, something a comedian said like "why do you have a hot water heater, you need a cold water heater". Get the point. You can remember that and maybe do it for types of usage categories, like bank/finance/money something about the money changers being in the temple from the Sunday book of fables.

Example using password that is hashed with a key then run through base64 conversion [don't lose you key if you your want to reverse - yes you can]

pass phrase: why do you have a hot water heater, you need a cold water heater

becomes: 5a9dxv#Gxw=G5$q@*)+=xvt82vh_xw595v'Jxv9=*)#=4:H86(h`xvd=+("8*$q;3aI<xw595v'Jxv9=*)#=48ll

length: 88 > 30 low 6 up 20 numb 26 top symbol 6 other symbol

combinations: 4.32 E+173

Entropy: 576 Very Strong

PC/Web: 136.8 E+161 years

Tianhe-2/Botnet: 162.6 E+71 years

But the account is locked on the 3rd maybe 10th fail until the next day......hacker loses.

Remember the hacker unlike War Games does not know anything about the password, including the key and that it was base64 encoded.

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans

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giving the moron congress-critters any more dipstick ideas.

EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see

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Everyone missed this...

First we were the "customer".

Then we became a "consumer" [done ever cook I can to plastic disk and still tough and chewy]

Now we are their "PRODUCT". No income from selling each other "OUR" data.

Notice how Linux is still highly disparaged.

Why? No money there.

As of 2017 MS Office 2016 is installed by WINE. MS's cash cow.

And don't give me the 365 cloud crap.

We came full circle there.

First is was a main frame. You machine did nothing but connect to the MF.

Then Gates gave us all a machine on our desk. [ now $$ now from Licensing and Ads]

Now it is the "cloud".

For krist sake. Call it what it is. SOMEONE ELSE machine. [a main frame].

The USA courts stated several years ago that when you put your stuff on someone else machine you no longer "own" your stuff.

Look at Facebook and their ilk.

Of course if you are leasing/own a server/CoLo/VPS then you own that and your data is managed and owned by you.

This is may change as the Liar-and-Chief get more control.

/end rant

Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

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Be careful...

You may awaken the SCO Zombie by infringing their trademark to sue your customers business model.

Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies

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Re: Value!

So, in other words, the $14.5B is an alternative value.

With net neutrality pretty much dead in the US, your privacy is next

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<10 stamps

Send snail-mail to the FCC, FTC and you CongressCritters.

Be to the point "I am you customer not your FU***NG PRODUCT."

Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

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Re: if one of these...


riding our over-weight useless bodies around in an anti-gravity lounge chair, sipping on Brawndo while talking to a non-existant personal assistant.


Credits: Disney [wall-e], 20th Cent. Fox Films [Idiocracy ], Amazon [echo]

We've been Trumped! China's Alibaba is a 'notorious' knock-offs souk, says US watchdog

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Re: "threaten America's creative industries"

Uhmiraka don't make nutin' worth copyin'.

They are in the wrong forest barking at the trees.

The high value copies are trophy-wife fixin's.

Purses, shoes, clothes, jewelry, perfume......

Some for the guys but not much, a few watches maybe.

Just sayin'....my deflated $0.0002 worth.

MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

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Yep, None of Your Flipping [$%^&] Business.

Here in the US this idea is driven by money [root of all evil] as you must keep paying "live insurance".

[find references to George Carlin thoughts on subject].

Not sure if this applies in your case but I do know that to cover medical it is in your taxes and when the US add-ons are figured in the numbers are not that far off.

A person did not chose to come into this world, that was the decision of the parents, or to the anti-abortionists you were forced into the world.

BE DAMNED that I do have a RIGHT to terminate my life for any reason at anytime.

**Yep, None of Your Flipping [$%^&] Business.**

Ad-blocker blocking websites face legal peril at hands of privacy bods

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snooping my machine

is a violation....

One tech site known as tweak town [no space plus .com] know that you are running AdBlock Plus and you get the following below legalize in 7 languages and no way to "contact" them, read "privacy" etc....just the crap text.



Your ad blocker is interfering with the operation of this site. Please disable it or whitelist this site. Thank you.


WRONG....you must remove ABP. Just disabling it or whitelisting will not work.

WHERE ARE THE REGULATORS [US or EU] to send Guido and his baseball bat to give them a clue about the latest of "viral 3rd party ads".

Win XP, Flash, Java... healthcare makes easy pickings for hackers

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Only one way to fix this...

From the movie "National Treasure" when the FBI inspector Sadusky tells Gates [no pun intended] that "....someone has to go to jail".

Will there be backlash, of course.

MS, Apple, Google and the rest will immediately clean up their act.

Oh, a smart ass "legal disclaimer" like ABC News has in the bottom right corner...

"External links are provided for reference purposes. ABC News is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites."

You send me somewhere that infects my equipment ---- somebody goes to jail.

Since MS walked in 1995 the all think they are "above the law", especially Google.

Fix you broke junk, already.

Microsoft wants to lock everyone into its store via universal Windows apps, says game kingpin

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Wake up folks...

Welcome to the UCCA [United Corporations and Churches of America]

Where the true customer is the Stock Holder and the real product is the Stock.

In god we trust, all others will submit to Pay Day Loan Interest and Tracker247.

And if you think the government is going to do, or be able to, do anything,

then look no further than the new leader.....Lord Yellow Hair of All Ism's [white, race, corporate, potty mouth,etc]. Making the 1984 and Idiocracy reality.

Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 nagware shows signs of sentience

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..."Linux is hard"....

What 1999 rock did you crawl out from under.

Try SolydK [ developers came from debian ].


I have been on it as a "desktop" not "power linux power user" and IT JUST WORKS !

Even has "update notifier" just like windows. [offically called rolling updates]

Installs LibreOffice [ support read/write of "X" files - docx,xlsx]

Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC Player.

Now put on your dunce hat, sit in the corner, and post no more until you get educated.

GOP senators push FCC to kill support for local broadband

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Re: F'em

Well Capt. Obvious with the MBA riddle me this.

I have a TWC 30/5 connection.

T&S says I can not allow others to connect.

T&S says I can not set up my on ISP.

So, tell me. Who is going to pay the $10,000/mth for the direct internet connection for "your mesh"?

Apple iPhones, iPads BRICKED by iOS 9's 'slide-to-upgrade' bug

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Just spent 5 hours..

on this nonsense.

What finally worked --- reload but NO PASSWORD.

That may take downloading the 4.8.x OS backload, and

do a DFU reboot.

Actually in the end the existing 9.0 worked but again NO PASSWORD ! !

The commentor mentioned doing reinstall for 15 times and I agree, at least 10 for me.


Mozilla asks FCC to unleash the nuclear option on net neutrality

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Can you say VoIP

Intanetz been my phone provider for, yuh, 6 years.

$169US for 2 years.....you do the math.

VRZN just went up to $56 [on over 65 age] account.

Microsoft: 'You can get your data onto Azure for free!'

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Can you say...

Ransomware !

Do-Not-Track laws gain US momentum

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Up front un-checked, well explained and linked.

No hidden *fine print*.

The United Corporations and Churches of America [was USoA]

is the only country with a population stupid enough to have ever let Opt-Out into existance.

I am not a consumer of your *product* -- only that of food.

Boiled, fried, baked, and everything else and it is still tough and chewy.

Just like a B&M store, I chose what I want, give you paper with pictures of dead presidents.

You give me a receipt, just in case you sold me junk and I need to give it back to you.

See that is not so hard is it?

Government slashes consultancy spending

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What is a consultant?


Someone you pay to look at your watch and tell you what time it is.


Someone you pay to defend you from the people you elected to protect you.

Southampton Uni slaps IP notice on FOI requests

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intellectual property rights of the public authority...

There is no such thing.

I work for a public semi-government agency [between state and local].

And ALL information of a public organization is "public" information no matter the medium [letter/email/spoken/etc].

BitDefender launches 'suck it and see' free anti-virus scanner

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No vault....wth

looking at the 3 dollarwares and the simple one has NO VAULT.

So they take off some file on a false positive and now you are really hosed.

Not to mention had to stop reading to kill the silly little drop down window.

The machine I am finishing today took 4 nights and nearly everything I could throw at it after a XP sp1 repair and I'm still not convinced that it is 100% healed after having an intial 400+ infections.

Microsoft dishes up interoperability version 1.0

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Not Available for ALL

And according to the OSP still excludes any GPL based applications such as OpenOffice

see Groklaw:



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