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[2]: Um, I disagree
by lucas_maximus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Um, I disagree"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

You do understand that software is currently equated to art. Even the most braindead software developer can't believe that software is art.


But putting good software together is a bit of an art.

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RE[3]: Um, I disagree
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 19:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Same could be said about making/doing a good [insert anything that can be made or done].

Should your car be © of manufacturer, and you with no right to sell or modify?

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RE[4]: Um, I disagree
by lucas_maximus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 21:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Um, I disagree"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I was making a fun point ... never mind.

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RE[3]: Um, I disagree
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Mar 2011 03:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

But putting good software together is a bit of an art.


In your case art has a a bit of a different definition:
- a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"

My case it's a result of human creativity. Software is a result of trade not art.
Otherwise mathematics and math equations is also art.

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