[linux-elitists] Recommended Workstation Hardware

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Tue Jun 13 12:19:17 PDT 2006

Don Marti writes:

> begin Seth David Schoen quotation of Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 06:40:08PM +0100:
> > Paul Collins writes:
> > > My last desktop had a 128MB 9200 (also r200-based, less capable than
> > > the 8500) and it worked well.
> > 
> > I have that also, and it is a success for playing StepMania (which is
> > the whole reason I got the card).  I keep meaning to write up a document
> > about how to play DDR with free software.  (But what we really need is
> > a culture and infrastructure under which skilled simfile authors can
> > get paid cash by fans to write choreography under free licenses.)
> If I said, "6,227,968" would that make you a willful
> infringer?  Because if it would, I won't.

The number of legal misconceptions in


is startling and alarming, but I never knew about the patent coverage.

You might be aware of the Konami litigation against the developers of In
The Groove, which does include some patent claims, although I don't
think they appeared to be at the core of the litigation.


The DDR machine on the movie theater level at the Metreon has been
modified with an ITG kit like the one challenged by the litigation.

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