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this describes the "tension" correctly

Posted by pbio on 07 May 2009 at 22:29 GMT

Author: Roger Williams
Position: Consultant
Institution: Franklin Laboratory
Submitted Date: March 27, 2009
Published Date: March 31, 2009
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments. my view.

So I have bristled for some time about "open [you fill it in]" because noone ever talked about the creative costs. Now I don't expect Newsweek to talk about it, but as a programmer, I can only hope that some of my colleagues understand this and know "where it lies" WRT this issue.

I would usually try to explain it to people with the scenario: "what if I write a song and play it on the guitar in the local coffee shop, and a lot more people start to come in? Is it a public-domain song?"

It makes sense that someone such as Dr. Eddy would be cognizant and able to explain it lucidly. Thanks.

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