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Who owns open source code?

Legalfilter: Who really owns an open source project? [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Jul 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Who owns what in my new rental?

Two weeks ago I rented a new place. A previous tenant left the washer and dryer here. I can't figure out who owns what! Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Who pays -- business or employee?

Small-business dilemma involving a company with three owners who have an agreement to split profit three ways. Owner A needs new laptop and wants to expense it to the business, as 99% of business is run/done online. Owner B thinks laptop should come out of A's share of the $ and not be counted as a business expense unless Owners A B & C all get laptops. Who should pay for the new computer? The business? Or should the cost of the laptop be subtracted from A's earnings?
posted by youarejustalittleant on Apr 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense?

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense? [more inside]
posted by owl on Nov 2, 2006 - 27 answers

Donated a falsely dead laptop--who gets it now?

Donated a laptop I thought was dead for parts, but found out it works fine. Who should get it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2006 - 33 answers

Who owns the internet?

who owns the internet? i'm a complete technology ignoramus with a somewhat instinctive understaning how most things work. can you please humor me and tell me who owns the internet? e.g. why do i have to pay for registering a new domain name, who gets this money and why? who supports the entire internet system and how? who is in control?
posted by barrakuda on Sep 6, 2006 - 18 answers

Should we stay or should we go?

I'm considering selling my house and moving back into an apartment. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jul 21, 2006 - 17 answers

"The Best of Metafilter." $9.99 at your local Barnes & Noble

Who owns the posts to Internet forums? I know someone who produced and acted in a one-woman show in which she "performed" weird stuff she found on Usenet. She claimed this was legal. Was it? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Is a zero down physician mortgage a good deal?

I'm looking for info on zero down physician home loans. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Drywood termites: fume or spot treat?

Drywood termites: fumigation or liquid injection? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on Oct 12, 2005 - 1 answer

Should graduate students buy houses? And if so, how?

Despite MetaFilter's members' fantastic advice for my boyfriend to choose MIT over GA Tech, my guy is most likely going to stay in Atlanta. He's talked about the possibility of buying a house in ATL, but living on a student stipend, and without substantial savings, how would that work? (He's curious, too, not just me.) Renting in Atlanta is expensive, so a house payment could very possibly be lower than rent . . . and we've heard sometimes people buy without down payments now . . . but we're not sure about the logistics. Any good info is appreciated. : )
posted by sally_jp on Mar 20, 2005 - 17 answers

Which domains does XYZ company own?

A couple years ago I ran accross a site that was keeping track of which domains a company owned. Now I can't find it. I'm NOT talking about a whois search here... this was a business oriented site, not a techie site like network solutions. The article that linked me to it was on the subject of randomcompanySUCKS.com and other domains that companies have purchased out of fear or foresight.
posted by bkibbey on Feb 24, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I prove that someone owns a PO box?

How can I prove that someone owns a PO box? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Dec 30, 2004 - 26 answers

Owning vs licensing software?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between owning and/or licensing proprietary software, or if there is even a difference in those two terms?
posted by archimago on Jul 8, 2004 - 5 answers

Help Me Figure Out What Domain Names to Keep

Domain-amania! (part one)
A little less than a year ago, when I thought I was on the road to recovery, I had a shopping spree on GoDaddy, getting more than a dozen domain names I intended to turn into a network of cool sites. Nearly all of them have lain fallow since then, and now it's time to renew or relinquish and "thin out the herd". Over the next several days, I'll be Asking MeFi what names are worth keeping and what site ideas are worth pursuing. [more-on inside] [more inside]
posted by wendell on Feb 9, 2004 - 4 answers

Raising Sheep

I have fallen in love with sheep and would really like one for my backyard. Is this doable? Personal experiences are welcome. Feel free to talk me out of this if it's a really bad idea. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Jan 19, 2004 - 21 answers

How do I buy a parked, or owned but unused, domain name?

While shopping around for domain names/ registration, I continually come across "already owned" names that are generating generic pages on domain registration sites. ie: "dotster" or "buydomains.com". My question - is there a way to buy these obviously un-used domains? Am I supposed to contact the hosting page? Are these domains , in fact, for sale?
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Jan 8, 2004 - 9 answers

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