Tuesday, April 28, 2009
-Both are basically the same, except the free software movement puts more emphasis on the freedom to modify and redistribute the code. For example, GNU GPL would be more "free" than MIT licence, because MIT license does not enforce copyleft and thus someone can develop closed-source software based on the code.
See Wikipedia chapter about this, which mentions Microsoft shared source inititive, that can provide you with very unfree source code of their applications.
WHAT IS FREE SOFTWARE?
- Well.. Free Software or software libre is software that can be used, studied and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed to anybody in anyway.
5x PROGRAMMES THAT ARE FREE?
- GIMP- Image editing
- Audacity- Audio editing
- Blender- 3D-Animation
- Inkscape- Graphics
- OpenOffice- Office suite
All of these software programmes are available to use on Windows and Mac.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I have listened to both these songs several times and this is my opinion of the situation:
- Melody: 2
- Harmony/Chordal structure:3
RATING SYSTEM: 1=Not alike in any way 2=Barely the same 3=Somewhat alike 4=Very similar 5= Exactly the same
Other things that i found were similar:
- Back up vocals
- Layout of the song
- Both about a man
Other things that i found were different:
- "My Sweet Lord" is repetitive, and "He's So Fine" is rhymed.
I think that to some extent, song writers will borrow musical ideas off many other people. This is how the music industry changes, as we adapt to other artists and new styles. George Harrison being found guilty of copyright infringement is slightly over the top, as i have heard many other songs which sound so much more alike than these two. Everybody learns and creates ideas through experience and learning through others, because it is in out nature.
If you want to check these songs out for yourself, please go to this address: http://www.benedict.com/audio/Harrison/Harrison.aspx ...and comment on my blog to let me know your opinion!! :)
I found this image using Google search. This is what it says..
'Yes, another free twitter icon. Dear readers, it’s been a long time since I offered you a freebie. Today I am giving away layered vector file of a cute twitter bird icon!... The icons are totally free from any copyright laws, you can use it for any commercial or personal projects. Only one condition, the icons may not be offered for free downloading directly from any other websites without my permission'.
So pretty much, i can use this image how ever i like, but i can't offer it for free downloading directly from any other site.. without their permission.