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Can you survive in a country without good software copyright rules+...

Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:53 AM

1.No software copyright protection
Here, There is no control over copyright of movies, music albums and also software applications. If you develop some software, then their is no way you could claim that it is yours. Actually there is a written rule in our constitution but it is not implemented.

Perhaps, I get discouraged by that fact when I think of programming applications.

2. No collaborative work
There are some simple and complex software applications developed here, when I try to figure out who did the development work of those software apps I found that there are 1 or 2 people behind a single work. In the USA and other countries I have heard of a software development team up to 4000 people or more. Even for small software apps people should collaborate. That is not the case here.

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Re: Can you survive in a country without good software copyright rules+...

Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:36 AM

my software is mine. try decompiling it and make sense of it all. If you succeed, great stuff, have it then. If you need 4000 programmers, do so. To many cooks will ruin the cake.
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Re: Can you survive in a country without good software copyright rules+...

Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:54 AM

View Postparadoxia, on 08 July 2011 - 05:53 AM, said:

1.No software copyright protection


So, open source it. Throw it out into the wild and call it yours. Now, people are free to take it, but you can still claim original work.

Software sales are only one revenue stream from software development. Support is far more lucrative. Most companies essentially give their product away to large companies, with the understanding they'll provide support for a fee.

If you wrote the thing, you're in the best position to support it. Even if some other bugger steals it. Even if it's a simple program, a company might track an other down for custom work.

View Postparadoxia, on 08 July 2011 - 05:53 AM, said:

2. No collaborative work


Large development teams are how large software companies get large projects to market faster. A single individual is capable of producing quality software, but it will take significantly longer and size will be a challenge. Still, there is a lot of software that should be written, of fixed, and hasn't been yet, within the scope of the individual.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:32 AM

Thanks everyone

Any more comments please
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:24 AM

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Large development teams are how large software companies get large projects to market faster.


Is this always true?
Even for small software companies, when more people are involved then more ideas,skills,...etc will be available.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:41 AM

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Sorry for the size but I would not have any reason to be in a place like that other than to protest

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:46 AM

View Postmotcom, on 08 July 2011 - 06:36 AM, said:

my software is mine. try decompiling it and make sense of it all. If you succeed, great stuff, have it then. If you need 4000 programmers, do so. To many cooks will ruin the cake.

What type of software would that be exactly, can I have a try at decompiling it
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Re: Can you survive in a country without good software copyright rules+...

Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:47 AM

View Postparadoxia, on 20 July 2011 - 08:24 AM, said:

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Large development teams are how large software companies get large projects to market faster.


Is this always true?
Even for small software companies, when more people are involved then more ideas,skills,...etc will be available.


Your assertion doesn't contradict my statement. Of course small companies can have large development teams.

Scale is subjective. For a given project, a large team could be 10 or 100. Any company, regardless of size, tries to maximize it's resources. Also, slicing up development is often not feasible at certain steps in the process.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:48 AM

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So, open source it. Throw it out into the wild and call it yours. Now, people are free to take it, but you can still claim original work.



Does open sourcing a software generate money? Even if, I claimed the software to be mine how can the people donate or support me?
Online money exchange is not possible here.
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