NaDa in repositories

t u towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Tue May 8 04:30:43 BST 2007


Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> On May 7, 2007, at 5:19 AM, Alec Wright wrote:
[...]
>> This is the description of it:
>> NaDa" is a new concept. A thought, really. It is very light : 1 byte. 
>> It doesn't take long to fetch. It doesn't take long to understand. It
>> doesn't disturb your habits nor does it makes you feel insecure. It is 
>> a reassuring piece of software that does nothing, and does it very 
>> well. That's a lot !
>> ...
> 
> Unfortunately, while NaDa is free-as-in-beer, it is not Free Software. 
[...]

That's just plain funny[1]. In fact, it reminded me of Lessig's "Free
Culture" presentation. Now that even the code for 'doing nothing' is
licensed, there is almost nothing left to own :)

Hey, maybe that's what MS has patented: being idle / doing nothing. Heh

[1] I'm one of those who prefer to laugh when crying is necessary.



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