This story started years ago over some software for model trains. It looks like it finally went to court, and was a huge win for Free Software. The short form: open source licenses stand up in court. A company stole a developer’s work, patented it, and then tried to invoice the original developer. It’s really worth a read, and a huge win for Open Source licenses.
I’ve been trying to get my head wrapped around how the new comments framework is supposed to work in Django. Turns out, there are a number of interesting issues.
Now that I’ve started to spend some time on my site capturing links and other tidbits, I’m realizing that my sidebar needs to be wider. There simply isn’t much room over there. I bumped the font size down by a pixel–any more than that and it doesn’t look decent. But frankly, I may revert that as well. I think I’m going to have to expand the area, and then I need to revisit how that affects the width of my code blocks. It might be worth the trade-off though.