Re: Gov't Loves Gov't

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 14:18:38 +0300 (MSK)

On Sat, 24 Jan 1998, Peter C. McCluskey wrote:

> You are trying to strip the words "market" and "capitalism" of their
> meaning.
> Linux is an example of a free non-market non-capitalist solution.

Actually, GNU/free Unices is a good example of what I call digital
communism. No, wait. It is just a community of non-defectors (as a user,
you are expected to contribute) giving a free ride to the throng of the
consumers. The net impact of seemingly neutral consumers is actually
slightly positive, as they form a guiding force in the market.