Re: Reminder, blatant ad

From: x <>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 15:19:44 +0200
Message-ID: <drvl9p$oec$>

"dawn" <> wrote in message
> x wrote:
> > What kind of function ?
> > The point is that software is the part that is usually replaced/altered
> > changing the function of the whole system.
> >
> > Think about those old computers programable by changing the wiring.
> > The wires are hardware, but the wiring scheme is software.

> Ah, now that is a different spin on it. How would you license and
> deliver this software?

I don't know. I'm not in the business of selling software and I'm not an attorney.
The same as poetry I guess.

Mine usually come over the Internet or on CDs these days and is mostly free.

> > When you store this wiring scheme in the computer, it is data.

> > Do you consider the UML diagram is software ?

> No. If it is part of a round-trip with a programming language, then it
> is a representation of the software just as the source code is.
> Otherwise it might be part of the design documents or specification of
> the software. I still don't have a def of s/w that I like, however.

Maybe there is a legal definition of software somewhere. Received on Fri Feb 03 2006 - 14:19:44 CET

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