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[6]: Flawed analogy
by WereCatf on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Flawed analogy"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

That's more difficult, and _possibly_ more expensive (look at the estimated cost for the linux kernel), it's not more complex.


Really? How do you define "complex" in this case then?

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RE[7]: Flawed analogy
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 19:40 in reply to "RE[6]: Flawed analogy"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I don't. The dictionary does that for me.

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RE[8]: Flawed analogy
by WereCatf on Tue 8th Mar 2011 20:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Flawed analogy"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't. The dictionary does that for me.


What a useless comment when you're the one claiming microchips aren't complex. Well, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/complex tells us that 'complex' is:

–adjective
1.
composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite: a complex highway system.
2.
characterized by a very complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.: complex machinery.
3.
so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with: a complex problem.
4.
Grammar .
a.
(of a word) consisting of two parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form -ish.
b.
complex sentence.
5.
Mathematics . pertaining to or using complex numbers: complex methods; complex vector space.


Fits quite perfectly to microchips.

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