Linked by David Adams on Tue 26th Oct 2004 16:30 UTC
Editorial The software industry is undergoing a gradual transformation, and consumer fatigue is at its root. The licensing model that has formed the basis for the modern software industry is facing challenges on many fronts, and the industry is scrambling to keep its footing. Where this period of change may lead software producers and consumers isn't quite clear, but some trends are emerging. Since the proliferation of the internet, unauthorized redistribution of digital goods has become rampant. But although software sharing probably won't kill the software industry, the reasoning behind it shares some pedigree with the customer revolt that promises to transform the way software is sold.
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Re : In other news
by Jason Mazzotta on Tue 26th Oct 2004 17:33 UTC

I'm not sure I see how internet voting obviates legislators. Most people can't take the time to understand all the various legislation they vote for. I imagine only a fraction of the people who do pay attention speak sufficient legalese to draft legislation.