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Re: [dvd-discuss] Definition of "Manufacturing"

Software as with engineering is seems to be viewed as a mere commodity by 
the business community, similar to the famous artists paintings you can 
buy at various hotels.

Noah silva <nsilva@atari-source.com>
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02/01/02 12:28 PM
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        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] Definition of "Manufacturing"

You know I saw a memo internal to our company the other day, our french
parent company sent instructions, mentioning "blah blah blah... software
manufacturer... blah blah".  I know it is probably because it was
translated, but I thought "uhm.. software isn't manufactured, just the
media is".

I think this is important.  As a software author, I would like to see my
works recieve protection, but I think that software is a creative effort,
not a manufacturing one.  It certainly can't be both.

 -- noah silva 

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, mickey wrote:

> This is an editorial about an effort to broaden the definition of
> "manufacturing" to include software production:
> http://www.manufacturingcenter.com/tooling/archives/0701/0701ed.asp
> It caught my eye because of the parallel to the "software != device"
> discussions.
> mickeym