Re[2]: Gov't Loves Gov't

Guru George (
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 01:44:20 +0100

On Sat, 24 Jan 1998 11:41:28 -0800
"Peter C. McCluskey" <> wrote:

> ("Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin") writes:
>>But if political power is not concentrated, what people actually do
>>is free-market capitalism.
> You are trying to strip the words "market" and "capitalism" of their
> Linux is an example of a free non-market non-capitalist solution.
What would happen if people went against the conditions of use (or
whatever it is you see that's pasted all over linux when you first come
across it)?

He means that linux has not been made free by a political process but by
the free decision of those involved. Perhaps "capitalism" and "market"
aren't quite precisely what's being pointed out here, but certainly a
classical liberal or libertarian system of property rights is presupposed.

Guru George