Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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RE[3]: Um, I disagree
by bert64 on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
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Exactly, if software (or anything for that matter) is kept simple its easy to be defect free, and easy to understand exactly whats going on... Simple machinery is often more reliable and easier to fix than complex machinery for the same reason, far easier to understand how it works and why its not working.

The more complex something is, the greater chances of defects creeping in, and the problem is that software has increased in complexity much faster than anyone has the ability to keep track of it.

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