Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Steven Rice (stevenchristopherrice@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 20:46:35 EST


Sylvi,

PD is PureData, which is a programming environment created by Miller
Puckette, who was instrumental in creating MAX/MSP. Download it,
compile it on OSX and play around with it. It's a lot like MAX/MSP,
but different in substantial ways.

you can get it here:

http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html

here is the PD community:

http://pure-data.iem.at/

-Steven

On 11/13/05, sylvi macCormac <macCormac@shaw.ca> wrote:
> hello
>
> a mac user a byt behind th times, using word & protoolstoolbox and other stuff.
> what is PD ? just so i'm not lost as i read th next 2006 messages ... thanks
> (ascii smile).
>
> pest regards, sylvi macCormac
>
> Rick wrote:
>
> > There are alternatives in some cases.
> >
> > OpenOffice.Org, a project by Sun (Google just joined in) for many
> > years provides a very capable word processor with most, if not all,
> > the relevant functions of MSWord. It also has a presentation package,
> > a spreadsheet, and a few other things I think that MS lacks. It's
> > fully MSWord compatible (althought the kerning tables are a bit
> > different so imports aren't always exact). It's open source,
> > multi-platform and multi-lingual.
> >
> > MAX/MSP was replaced by PD for a few of our ex-students who decided
> > NOT that they were AGAINST stealing software, but they really just
> > wanted something of their own since they planned on making it part of
> > their future.
> >
> > r
> >
> > On 11/13/05, Owen Green <o.t.green@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > > (As student, ex corporate software developer)
> > >
> > > I've always found myself curiously ambivilent, which I'm sure will make
> > > me a moral vacuum in some people's opinion. Whilst there is clearly an
> > > eithical issue associated with copyright violation, I've never been
> > > convinced with the application of "theft" in this context, although it
> > > obviously makes for rousing polemic. As far as it goes, I wouldn't mind
> > > if the big 5 were starved out of business, as they're a blight on the
> > > species; OTOH, I would be deeply upset if C74 were starved out of business.
> > >
> > > As for plagarism, I don't see how you get there at all. Accepting
> > > 'theft' for the moment; if I write an essay with a stolen ballpoint on
> > > stolen paper, is that now plagrism? Using software libraries as part of
> > > some work doesn't change in terms of the intellectual egangement with
> > > those libraries regardless of whether one has honoured their nominal
> > > exchange-value, viz. saying you wrote something in an environment which
> > > you happened to have obtained unethically is not the same as handing in
> > > the environment as your own work (i.e. plagarism).
> > >
> > > Furthermore, unless the university is exposed to some liability, why is
> > > it any of their business?
> > >
> > >
> > > Kevin Austin wrote:
> > > > Any comments on this? academic, student, interested by-stander, software
> > > > developer ... etc
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > ======================
> > Rick Nance
> > De Montfort University
> > Leicester, UK
> > RickNance.org
>
>

--
Steven Rice, M.M.
Composer
Baltimore, MD
http://riceklang.com



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