Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem
firstname.lastname@example.org (Kai Henningsen) writes:
> email@example.com (Nathanael Nerode) wrote on 07.08.03 in <i01U.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> 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.