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Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem

kaih@khms.westfalen.de (Kai Henningsen) writes:

> neroden@twcny.rr.com (Nathanael Nerode)  wrote on 07.08.03 in <i01U.da.23@gated-at.bofh.it>:
>> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:
>> >Additionally, the FSF
>> >is not alone by claiming software isn't the same thing as
>> >documentation; international agreements and most countries worldwide
>> >make a distincion between how software and other copyrighted stuff is
>> >protected by law.
>> You're muddling things.  Software != "computer programs".
> It is not? I certainly can't come up with an example that is one and not  
> the other.

The wiring of an ENIAC is a computer program, but not software.
A DRM-encumbered video file is software, but not a computer program.

If you believe that some pieces of
that-which-is-on-a-computer-but-not-hardware are not software, you
should present arguments and bright lines for distinguishing them.


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