Op vr 26-09-2003, om 09:04 schreef Fedor Zuev: > On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Roland Mas wrote: > >> "In the Debian Project, 'software' means anything that is not > >> hardware. It does not mean just computer programs." > > >Seconded. > > First, try to answer to several simply questions. If you do likewise. > 0) Is printed Emacs Manual in bookstore a software or hardware? No. Is it in Debian? > 1) Is Emacs Manual recorded on CD-Audio a software or hardware? No. Is it in Debian? > 2) Is Debian/main printed as book a software or hardware? No. Is it (still) in Debian? > 3) Why? What differs from 0,1? It doesn't. > 4) Is Debian/main printed into punch-cards a software or hardware? The punch cards themselves are hardware; however, the information contained on the punch cards is still software. > 5) Why? What differs from 0,1,2? A computer can make sense of it without stuff like OCR software. > 6) Is Debian/main written on CD-ROM a software or hardware? The CD-ROM itself is hardware; however, the information contained on the CD-ROM is still software. > 7) Why? What differs from 0, 1,2,4? No difference with 4, but differences with 0,1,2 as in 5. > 8)Is Debian logo written on [cover of] the same CD-ROM software or > hardware? No. Is it in Debian? > 9) Why? What differs from 0, 1, 2, 4, 6? ... (hey, I'm not going to reiterate that every time!) > 10) Is Debian installation, hardcoded into embedded system software > or hardware? The chips containing the Debian installation are hardware; however, the installation itself is still software. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
Description: Dit berichtdeel is digitaal ondertekend