-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hi there. I was searching some stuff about Ruby and found this: http://www.cooper.com/alan/father_of_vb.html There was a Ruby before "our" Ruby, and it's known as Visual Basic today! Jesus! Something that worried me was these words: "Because Microsoft owned exclusive rights to Ruby, they could do with it as they pleased." Argh! Is the actual "Ruby" name ok, regarding the mark stuff? Some more links about that: http://www.forestmoon.com/BIRTHofVB/BIRTHofVB.html http://www.webword.com/interviews/cooper.html http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=0405091 I saw some messages on the list about that on 2001: http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/... but as Microsoft is buying patents like crazy since then, I'm wondering if there could be some danger to the Ruby language nowadays. Seems that there is nothing about this on the USA trademark office, but ... btw, it only works with IE. :-p Best regards, - -- Eustáquio "TaQ" Rangel http://beam.to/taq "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living." N. Negroponte -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v220.127.116.11 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFEMTF2b6UiZnhJiLsRAkgYAJ45Hug3QuzcoOQj6A6kX6bE+xMwkQCgqDFd XMgmD/Qwm1uKzhV1YHBZg60= =RqlF -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
on 2006-04-03 16:32
on 2006-04-04 16:06
On 2006-04-03 07:31:04 -0700, "Eustaquio Rangel de Oliveira Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: > There was a Ruby before "our" Ruby, and it's known as Visual Basic > today! Jesus! There's also a Ruby used for (IIRC) ASIC design. I stumbled upon it while searching for some Ruby stuff.