Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 06:00:49 MDT

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> Gee, Gene, why is it that the worldwide attack on intellectual
> property rights in general comes out of the same people who are
> involved in open source? Its endemic to the paradigm.

Um, no. Open source software is the software that ships with source, and a
license allowing you to modify and redistribute it.

I may or may not have an opinion on IP rights, but it is strictly
irrelevant to the issue.

Open source software pays, primarily because you're engaging in a non-zero
sum transaction, where freeloading doesn't bite since the reproduction
costs are carried by the freeloaders.

-- Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
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