Stefan's headers [was:Names and identifiers]
On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 11:03 PM, Gregory Ewing
<greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Chris Angelico wrote:
>> You cannot, to
>> my knowledge, publish a game for the PS4 or Xbox 360 without
>> permission from Nintendo or Microsoft.
> That's because, since we *do* have copyright laws, the
> manufacturers of the consoles are able to make money by
> selling the software as well as the hardware -- and they
> want a monopoly on that source of income.
> If there was no copyright, they wouldn't be able to
> make money from the software side alone, so there would
> be no incentive for them to lock things down that way.
> The opposite, in fact -- the more games are available
> for a machine, the more people are going to want to
> buy it.
>> Nobody can sell software without also selling
>> hardware, which is an expensive industry to get into.
> I don't follow what you're saying here. Are you suggesting
> that nobody would write any software for someone else's
> hardware if they couldn't sell it for money? Experience
> with the open source community that we do have suggests
Nice work there. You trimmed key parts of my post, and then responded
to me out of context. Go back and read my actual post, then respond to
what I actually said. Thanks!