Re: Early Software Free?
Are modern videogames software? or are more like an interective movie?
Sometimes is dificult to explain what software is.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Starner" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 8:30 AM
Subject: Early Software Free?
> Fedor Zuev <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Initially, back in 50s-60s-70s all software
> > was free software. Proprietary software come into being only after
> > computer programs was copyrighted. Computer programs was copyrighted
> > relatively late, in 1976 year in USA, in 1991 year in Russia and
> > maybe even later in some other countries.
> email@example.com (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > Computer Programs Political Writing
> > Started 1950 600 BC
> > Copyright legally clear 1976 AD 1700
> Okay, I have an Algol68 compiler written at Oklahoma State University
> in 1971. (This is not a hypothetical - I have this code, and have
> considered porting it to a more modern system, say Fortran 77 targetting
> a VAX.) Is it clearly in the public domain? I could ask permission, but
> I get the feeling I might end up talking to the Board of Regents who
> would see it as a money making opportunity.