Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?
Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant)
Scott.1Jones at ge.com
Mon May 18 11:02:26 MDT 2009
> Maybe an explanation of licensing is in order here. It's
>a very confusing topic. The original purpose of copyright is
>exactly as it seems it should be a set of laws used to
>determine who has a right to make copies of something. Now in
>today's digital age that's a lot more confusing because
>everything is a copy. In order to play a song that is stored
>on my hard drive, a copy is loaded into RAM, and then copied
>to various levels of cache, and then to the cpu, this process
>makes a lot of "copies". A simpler example is that when I
>install software to my hard drive, I'm making a copy.
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