Übergeeks Consulting

The Open Source Experts of Charlottesville.

Specializing in UNIX-based systems, TCP/IP networking as well as the application and integration of economical Open Source solutions to meet customer needs. Expert skill areas cover the full range from system and network security to DNS, to SMTP, to HTTP, etc. Preferred platforms include FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris and many others.

We also provide domain name registration services for .com, .net and .org as an OpenSRS Registration Service Provider (RSP). Please see this page for rates. The Domain Name Registration Agreements can be found here.

phone: 434-760-0971

Regarding the ownership of ideas, it is impossible surpass Thomas Jefferson when expressing the ethos behind the open sharing of knowledge and the difficulties associated with cordoning it off, separated from free and fair use. Below is an excerpt from a letter of his regarding the concepts that are at play within the concept of open source software.
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dis possess himself of it. Its peculiar character too, is that no one A possess the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expandable over all space, without lessening their density at any point, and like the air in which we breath, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
Thomas Jefferson, August 13, 1813