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Re: request for review: hobbit



On 5/11/05, Michael A. Peters <mpeters mac com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 15:47 -0400, Chris Ricker wrote:
> > Anyone interested in reviewing hobbit?
> >
> > <http://www.oobleck.net/kaboom/fedora/srpms/hobbit-4.0.2-2.src.rpm>
> >
> > hobbit's a GPL'ed replacement for the server component of Big Brother. It
> > works with the Big Brother client (non-free), or with the free
> > hobbit clients which are under development, to monitor server /
> > application / network / etc. status
> 
> Just a note - a company I used to work for had a webapp server that we
> wanted to call Gandalf, but the lawyers wouldn't let us because
> apparently the Tolkein family was legal happy or something. I don't know
> if hobbit would have the same issue, were hobbits something Tolkein took
> from lore, or is the name his invention?
> 

hobbit's are an invention of Tolkein. They may be close enough to
public domain due to the various uses in todays culture. For a while
Tolkein had a lawsuit against TSR D&D for using 'magic rings'. It
caused jokes about "Using a circular metal unit on my right hand that
imbues invisibility" instead of ring of invisibility.





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