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Old 09-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Just something to think about, who owns words?

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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I own them all, actually. Luckily I'm alruistic, so I've licensed them all under GPLv3. Except yclept. I prefer to keep that one all to myself.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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I've always assumed the Children's Television Workshop owned them. Pretty sure they own "Cookie" and "Snuffleupagus" at least.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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It's obviously the wordsmith...
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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I thought Microsoft did. At least a single one.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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I own them all, actually. Luckily I'm alruistic, so I've licensed them all under GPLv3. Except yclept. I prefer to keep that one all to myself.
Cool! Thank you!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure Apple holds the design patent on words.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure Apple holds the design patent on words.
Just rounded ones. And lower case I's.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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he's back, our lord and savior!

I may rent you some portuguese words for a small fee.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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an interesting article, anyway.

howzabout www.mobile.read?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #11
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #12
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #13
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I suppose it is a bit interesting, everyone should have their own unique address of course, there really is no need for everything to end in .com is there?

Perhaps we just need to get rid of the dots?
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:38 AM   #14
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:58 AM   #15
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I own them all, actually. Luckily I'm alruistic, so I've licensed them all under GPLv3. Except yclept. I prefer to keep that one all to myself.
Please don't use "altruistic" any more, it's mine, I inherited it from my grandfather Al Truistic, founder of LootemRootem Hedge Funds for the Common Borrower, Inc.
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