7 Apr 2008
"I am now advised that there are 6,066 Church-owned satellite receiving sites in 83 countries. How grateful I am that with our growth in numbers there is also an increased ability to reach out and communicate with the Latter-day Saints throughout the world. "Now, we could wish for more baptisms in the United States and Canada, but that could be said of everywhere throughout the world. Nevertheless, the harvest is great, with members in some 160 nations. Where not long ago there were very few Latter-day Saints, today there are strong wards and stakes, with faithful and capable men and women in leadership. . . . "Circumstances change, but our message does not change. We bear testimony to the world that the heavens have been opened, that God, our Eternal Father, and His Son, the risen Lord, have appeared and spoken. We offer our solemn witness that the priesthood has been restored with the keys and authority of eternal blessings."
Topic: worldwide Church, Church growth, Restoration  Reference: (Gordon B. Hinckley, "We Bear Testimony to the World," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 4)
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This website is devoted to my works. Mainly those works consist of software productions. And of those software productions the most part of them are computer applications. I will also include my writings here, at least the ones that I think are important. Some of my writings are journal-like, while others are more of documentation. Some are fictitious, and others are true. Also on this site you will likely find links to things that please me as well as things that displease me. I'm not much a politician, but you can definitely also find some political ramblings here and there. I'm also not much of an artist, but I'd like to include some art here and there. So anyway, WELCOME.

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Keeping in line with some of my political beliefs, I have chosen to create much of my software in a manner consistent with the GNU General Public License, version 3, which all of my software works are distributed under. I am very opposed to software patents as I see that they destroy the economy of software, and they inhibit freedom of thought and freedom of speech in a way that is not consistent with my own personal religious beliefs. In addition I utilize the GNU Free Documentation Lincense for my documents, documentation, and other writings. In the case of my artistic works, I have chosen to license them under the GNU Free Art License, unless otherwise specified.

A Brief Explanation on GNU Licensing (Political)

GNU Licensing comes from the GNU Free Software Foundation, which was founded by Richard Stallman. When the word "free" is used in corellation with GNU software, the term is associated with the meaning pertaining to freedom, not price. Thus the freedoms extended by the GNU licenses attend to personal rights and liberty, as such GNU software may be sold, though most softwares are publicly available from their relevant websites or project sites, and you may receive GNU software commercially in this case, but what you may do with the software after you have received it falls completely under the GNU General Public License. Regarding software patents, the Free Software Foundation does not approve of them, and I don't either. For this reason, the GNU GPL version 3 was developed, which under section 10, paragraph 3 states:
"You may not impose any...restrictions on the exercise of the rights granted or affirmed under this License. For example, you may not impose a license fee, royalty, or other charge for exercise of rights granted under this License, and you may not initiate litigation (including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that any patent claim is infringed by making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the Program or any portion of it."
There is also a complete section devoted to patents, namely section 11. Do note that these licenses are completely legal and binding in all of the United States of America and in most countries. As such members who have projects that are licensed under the GNU General Public License are strongy urged to upgrade their license to version 3, which may be viewed online here.