Opera is now Free

Ross Werner ross at agilestudios.com
Tue Sep 20 14:48:57 MDT 2005

On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Hans Fugal wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 at 13:22 -0600, Ross Werner wrote:
>> Actually it doesn't make much sense to me at all. "Free as in public
>> domain"? Free as in when Mozart circumvented the copy protection on
>> Allegri's Miserere? (See:
>> http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/works/allegri/miserere.html)
>> It seems like when people talk about "Free as in Freedom" they're
>> typically talking about much more than the ways in which Mozart's music is
>> "free".
> Well I didn't imply that mozart free is equivalent to stallman free.
> Just that opera free is not mozart free. What I meant by mozart free was
> public domain, if we want to be specific, but in any case opera is
> simply ticket-free and not any other kind of free.

Ah, that makes perfect sense then :-)

(And actually it gave me a good excuse to post the Miserere link, which is 
my favorite copyright-related story. Who knows if it's true, but it sure 
makes for good reading!)

 	~ Ross

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