Retro-inspired Gold Coast home fetches $1.45 million

first_img15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.A RETRO-inspired Gold Coast home on the waterfront has sold for $1.45 million.An investor bought the sprawling Isle of Capri property at 15 La Scala Court earlier this week.Luxure The Property People – Isle of Capri principal Sonja Smith, who marketed the home, said its location was the biggest drawcard followed by its 1019sq m block size. 15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri. 15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.“It has some really cool features,” Mrs Smith said.“It has a retro feel … so a lot of people loved that aspect of it.”Ms Smith said the buyer was living overseas but planned to move into the home in the near future.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen The Market: Nerida Conisbee05:41She said they loved the “interesting architecture” and block size, which was ideal for their children.The home also has a pool and large outdoor entertainment area with views of the river and city skyline. 15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.center_img 15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.“It had a lot of interest because it was one of the biggest blocks on the Isle of Capri,” Ms Smith said.“I would have had probably 60 to 70 groups through there.”It hit the market in October with a $1.725 million price tag, which was dropped to $1.525 million before it went under contract in early March.She said the sellers had refreshed and modernised home over the years, including adding a studio for teenage children, but maintained original architectural features, including louvred windows and high ceilings. 15 La Scala Crt, Isle Of Capri.last_img read more

In the beginning opensource software was meant a

first_imgIn the beginning, open-source software was meant as a way for developers to scratch each other’s back. If you created a functionality, you released it into open source so that some other developer didn’t have to start from scratch.In the 1960s and early 1970s, “No one thought about rights to the software, let alone business practices; the software was a giveaway needed to sell the actual article of commerce—the expensive hardware,” wrote Donald K. Rosenberg, a veteran in the software industry and a respected open-source authority, in his book “Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers.” “They believed that the quest for material possessions was corrupting the world, and that life would be better if lived more simply, particularly if everyone cooperated and shared freely what they had.”(Related: How to navigate safely through open source) But that foundation upon which open source was built has taken a turn. Today, open-source software comes with strings attached. Each open-source project has a license that can restrict users from being able to freely use it, or that can back companies in a corner to release their own intellectual property into the open-source world. And then you have the open-source compliance companies whispering in your ear, arguing that if you don’t use these tools to gain an understanding of what you have in your codebase, you risk legal issues. Since open source is built on other open source, it’s difficult to even detect where all the code in your repository came from without help.When did the use of open-source software become such a worrisome thought? Big names such as VMware, Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco, to name but a few, have been caught infringing on open-source software licenses.Of course, you have the developers who still willingly give away their software and say “Hey, if you use this, buy me a beer.” But the most popular of open-source licenses contain strict terms and conditions filled with legal caveats that the average person wouldn’t be able to understand. Lawyers have become part of the development team.Bruce Perens, the definer of open source, said it best when he wrote: “Most hackers know that Free Software and Open Source are just two words for the same thing. Unfortunately, though, Open Source has de-emphasized the importance of the freedoms involved in Free Software.”last_img read more