Subject: Re: open source definition
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <jsshapiro@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 14:40:42 -0400

> There's something else about music that's importantly different
> from software.  In fact, it's what makes software inappropriate
> for coverage under copyright law in an "ideal" world:
> 
>   Software is functional.  Music is a creative, artistic expression.

I could go into a lengthy disagreement.  Suffice it to say that there
is more art than science in software, and that I disagree strongly
with this suggestion and many of the following "supporting
distinctions."


shap