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Industrial Linux PC boasts 16 serial ports

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Aaeon’s Fedora Linux ready Boxer-6914 is quite similar to the Boxer-6614 it released earlier this year, but it lacks the external heatsink, and adds a lot more serial ports, as well as additional USB ports and DIO. Instead of running an Intel Celeron from the Bay Trail family, it harkens back to an Intel Atom D2550 “Cedar Trail” processor. The Atom D2550 has dual 1.86GHz cores, a 10 Watt TDP, and 640MHz Intel graphics. This is a processor with a separate Intel NM10 controller chipset, not a system-on-chip.

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GitHub is enabling copyleft violation ✨at scale✨ with Copilot. GitHub Copilot encourages people to make derivative works of source code without complying with the original code’s license. This facilitates the creation of permissively-licensed or proprietary derivatives of copyleft code.

Unfortunately, challenging Microsoft (GitHub’s parent company) in court is a bad idea: their legal budget probably ensures their victory, and they likely already have a comprehensive defense planned. How can we determine Copilot’s legality on a level playing field? We can create legal precedent that they haven’t had a chance to study yet!

A chat with Matt Campbell about a speech synthesizer gave me a horrible idea. I think I know a way to find out if GitHub Copilot is legal: we could use its legal justification against another software project with a smaller legal budget. Specifically, against a speech synthesizer. The outcome of our actions could set a legal precedent to determine the legality of Copilot.

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