> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> John P. Looney
> Sent: 22 January 2004 13:08
> Which is no harm. You just buy stuff that's not licenced like that. We
> did it with software. Unfortunately artists aren't as altruistic as
> programmers seem to be, so it'll take a while.
Au contraire. Artists are every bit as altruistic as programmers, perhaps
more. The problem is that the problems and cost of distribution and
utilisation of software are currently less than those of art forms (aside
from textual art, such as essays and novels, or perhaps certain types of
midi files, which is probably why the 'net is full of crap writing and
crapper midi files) so the production companies, distributors, and IRMAlikes
take a huge cut of whatever art they distribute, market, produce, etc. and
the artist is left behind in it all.
Programmers and artists have a lot in common actually, at least the ones who
do it for love rather than primarily for mercenary reasons.
/jer, trying to be both a programmer and an artist
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