Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware)

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Date: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:10 pm

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Nobody is going to make something more innovative than a microwave oven. It
heats and cooks based on convectional properties, it's a device, with at
least a button to start and stop. Someone invents, others follow. It's not a
deficiency to not have thought of an idea before someone else. You could sue
Paul for trying to recreate Pro Tools that way. But no, all software share
the same fundamental principles upon which they're built.

We create what's necessary. If an idea which has already been thought of and
implemented by someone else works for us, then we implement it as well.
Developers like Paul barely get sufficient funding to sit at the desk with a
pen and paper to orchestrate, design, and invent. People are paid close to 5
figures a month to do just that, while some invest and get residual income
when their ideas are recognised and patented (unfortunately).

When my dad's business needed a custom accounting program, I made one with
GPL tools. I didn't have to do it from ground up, I just had to put together
different works of others.

This is the very essence of free software - people get together with ideas,
or put ideas from somewhere else into working models. Someone does the
sketching, someone does the planning, someone does something. On occasions,
nobody does anything.

Cathedral and the bazaar.

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Nobody is going to make something more innovative than a microwave ove=
n. It heats and cooks based on convectional properties, it's a device, =
with at least a button to start and stop. Someone invents, others follow. I=
t's not a deficiency to not have thought of an idea before someone else=
. You could sue Paul for trying to recreate Pro Tools that way. But no, all=
software share the same fundamental principles upon which they're buil=
t.

We create what's necessary. If an idea which =
has already been thought of and implemented by someone else works for us, t=
hen we implement it as well. Developers like Paul barely get sufficient fun=
ding to sit at the desk with a pen and paper to orchestrate, design, and in=
vent. People are paid close to 5 figures a month to do just that, while som=
e invest and get residual income when their ideas are recognised and patent=
ed (unfortunately).

When my dad's business needed a custom accounting p=
rogram, I made one with GPL tools. I didn't have to do it from ground u=
p, I just had to put together different works of others.

This is the very essence of free software - people get together =
with ideas, or put ideas from somewhere else into working models. Someone d=
oes the sketching, someone does the planning, someone does something. On oc=
casions, nobody does anything.

Cathedral and the bazaar.

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[LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), cunnilinux himself, (Mon Aug 31, 5:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Wed Sep 2, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Thu Sep 3, 7:23 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Sep 3, 12:08 am)
Re: [LAU] modular audio apps and control-communication was: ..., Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Sep 2, 5:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] modular audio apps and control-communication was: ..., Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Thu Sep 3, 3:02 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Sep 2, 3:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Mon Aug 31, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Rui Nuno Capela, (Mon Aug 31, 10:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Tue Sep 1, 3:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Rui Nuno Capela, (Tue Sep 1, 7:33 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Paul Coccoli, (Tue Sep 1, 4:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 1:15 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 10:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Wed Sep 2, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Atte Andre Jensen, (Wed Sep 2, 3:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Thu Sep 3, 7:14 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Thorsten Wilms, (Wed Sep 2, 7:44 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Tue Sep 1, 10:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Grammostola Rosea, (Tue Sep 1, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Nedko Arnaudov, (Wed Sep 2, 11:25 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Nedko Arnaudov, (Wed Sep 2, 12:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Tue Sep 1, 12:56 am)
Re: [LAU] What Live is about (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Robbert Latumahina, (Tue Sep 1, 10:40 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 1:20 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Ronald Stewart, (Tue Sep 1, 1:31 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Dave Phillips, (Mon Aug 31, 10:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] back on topic (ableton-like tools for linux), Ken Restivo, (Mon Aug 31, 9:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] back on topic (ableton-like tools for linux), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 2:05 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Atte Andre Jensen, (Mon Aug 31, 9:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Mon Aug 31, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Mon Aug 31, 5:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Ray Rashif, (Mon Aug 31, 6:10 pm)