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 Lennie on Tue 8th Mar 2011 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

There is one difference, when software is used it is not used the same way the programmmer created it.

Let's say your hello world was created in C, it will be translated to binary and later on when it is used on a x86 CPU, the CPU interpretes it and recodes it in RISC like instructions.

This shows that there is a lot of inherit complexity in the system itself.

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