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Re: LGPL question


From: Alfred M\. Szmidt
Subject: Re: LGPL question
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 16:08:22 +0100

   > What *is* the source code to music?  A non-DRM'd, non-encrypted
   > copy of the music?

   I would say that the score is the equivalent of the source code,
   the mixing details being like build instructions and the
   performance being the equivalent of the compiled binary.

What about improvisation?  And what about folk music where you have a
core, and add lots and lots of ornamentation on to the tune while
playing and the tune doesn't sound as the core anymore?  Often, the
score shows the basic layout of the song, this applies to much of the
classical music too, and it is left up to the player to fill the dots.

In my opinon the source for the music is what you get through the
speakers.  It is like keyboard macros in Emacs, you can record them,
and then play them, the source for those would be the output on the
monitor, step by step.  As in music, but where the steps would be each
note played.  The different between software and music is that you can
change the program while it runs, while you can't do the same with
music.




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