Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 26, 2006 16:50 UTC (Sat) by oak
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> Do you want to ship the master tapes from a record company just because
> you ship some free song? Or the sketches from an artist just because you
> ship his/her icon or wallpaper? For instance, if I draw an icon on paper
> and then scan it, do I have to ship the piece of paper?
I release all my graphics as GPL and they come with the (POV-Ray) source
code. When you want e.g. to change the appearance of some of the objects
generated automatically with a tiny Python script producing POV-Ray
snippets, it's mightily easier done by changing the source code of the
3D scripts instead of by using e.g. Gimp. Especially if one at the same
time would like to change the camera placement and lightning too (which
are trivial to do from the POV-Ray source)...
Doing the modifications with a graphics editor is about as easy as using
hex editor to do modification on a binary produced from C-source code.
Re-usability of 3D-objects in other pictures is also much higher than
of the image clips because it's so much easier to change their relative
size etc. without losing details.
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