[LINK] What? The Open Source Movement; a Socialist phenomenon?
lannet at lannet.com.au
Sat Nov 26 14:56:36 EST 2005
troll bait :)
Brendan Scott wrote:
> What? The Open Source Movement; a Socialist phenomenon?
> Both of these guys are trying to draw a parallel between open-source and
> left wing politics that is just not there. Communism and Socialism are
> about central planning and imposing a system without property rights on
> a populace.
ergo Proprietary Code == Communism
well, it does have central control and does not confer property rights
Open Source is not about a lack of property rights, it’s
> about distributed property rights, distributed responsibility and
> networked rather than hierarchical processes.
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