GPL, Creative Commons and human brain malwares.

Intellectual property is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognized. Richard Stallman, the free software advocate, in his “Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It’s a Seductive Mirage ” article argues that, although the term intellectual property is in wide use, it should be rejected altogether, because it “systematically distorts and confuses these issues, and its use was and is promoted by those who gain from this confusion.” He claims that the term “operates as a catch-all to lump together disparate laws originated separately, evolved differently, cover different activities, have different rules, and raise different public policy issues.

Personally, I love the idea of sharing as quoted in GPL :

The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed to take away your freedom to share and change the works. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change all versions of a program–to make sure it remains free software for all its users.

Analogously, Creative Commons was invented to create a more flexible copyright model, replacing “all rights reserved” with “some rights reserved”. Almost every webpage you visit has either “all rights reserved” or “some rights reserved” type licenses. As of FEBRUARY 7, 2009, date that my web site went live, the entire blog is licensed under BY-NC-SA 3.0. Anyone can use the content of this website according the license.

While I am protecting the rights of visitors (users) so that they can freely use the content, I just make clear the license under every post and never had the need to create an entire page dedicated for explaining the license. But recently (about 2 weeks ago) an incident pushed me in the direction to create the License_To_Hack. Why ? Because people are not so smart and kind as you would believe. The most dangerous thing is a human, infected by a brain malware ? Yes… there is brain malware… and these evil things are neural networks crafted inside a brain. Examples ? racism, fundamentalism, sexism and many other not-so-nice human behaviors.

But one particular kind of malware is what drives people to make some really STUPID choices. What you would think if someone registers a .com domain name that already exists ? Why anyone could do this ? I can’t understand it !!! Due to the nature of license I use anyone can use the content in the way that is described by the BY-NC-SA 3.0. I have never thought that someone could go beyond this and register a .com domain name for Cerebrux. I had to make some moves…

  • I have registered and now the old safely redirects to my new domain.
  • I changed my WordPress site theme so that any other cerebrux account i have (Facebook, Twitter, DearAndroidLinux, GoogleBuzz) can be visible (infected brains have low vision ability)
  • Thanks to I created a logo for my website, a pulsating neuron.

Last but not least I have to explain again for any infected brain that has never read the About page of my web site, what is and what Cerebrux is not…

First of all there is nothing in the wold called cerebrux. There is no word like it. It’s just a word came out of my imagination. How ? Well just consider human brain, internet and Linux operating system. The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons, linked with up to 10,000 synaptic connections each. These neurons communicate with one another with long fibers called axons,  which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body and target them to specific recipient cells. This multiple connections create a tremendously complex net called neural network. In a similar way, the well-known World Wide Web (W.W.W.) begun in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Wide Web enabled the spread of information over a net of connected computers all around the world.
As we can imagine, every single computer connected to this wide network is like a single neuron which process the inbound and outbound information. In our brain all conscious and unconscious cognitive processes are refered as “Mind“, while the wide world network is refered as “Internet“. The computers that are involved to this network are operated with the help of operating systems (OS) that are installed on this computers. The majority of the W.W.W. infrastructure is running a Unix-like operating system, like Linux (the most popular among them ), BSD’s (FreeBSD-OpenBSD-NetBSD), Solaris etc. Nowadays Linux is getting the most of attention for various, well-known reasons. It can be configured to run in a small cell phone , a desktop/notebook/netbook computer, a server, a data center, a supercomputer like the one’s in CERN or the BlueGen or on critical space missions. When people are using web services like Google, Yahoo, Flickr etc. or web sites, they are unaware of using a Unix-like OS like Linux.  From my perspective, Linux is the future of the way connecting all the parts of the internet, devices that connect to it and all the technology that involves cloud computing and social networking. All of this greatest network which represents an extension of the human cerebro (brain) with the Linux inside of it, I call it Cerebrux. That simple it is… a word that combines Cerebro and Linux.

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