Re: Barriers to an ASP loophole closure
Scripsit email@example.com (Brian T. Sniffen)
> What happens twenty years from now, when Transmeta-style reconfiguring
> processors are everywhere, and I'm not so much running emacs as I am
> rebuilding my computer into a fixed machine which implements emacs?
This particular problem, if any, is one we've had since von Neumann('s
team) invented the stored-program computer in the 1940's. The act of
loading a program into a conventional computer is not so different
from the act of loading a program that also includes some
reconfiguring of the data path, that it raises fundamentally new
problems with respect to software licensing.
Henning Makholm "Hele toget raslede imens Sjælland fór forbi."