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

From: Miriam English (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 00:18:01 MDT

At 11:33 PM 20/07/2001 -0700, Technotranscendence wrote:
>Regarding the open source movement, How does this differ from a free market?
>People cooperating and competing as they want sounds to me just like a free
>market. I don't see how some people can see this as anti-free market.

Who said it was anti-free-market? Much of the thinking is the same. The 2
philosophies dovetail nicely.

Of course, I see: you thought that because I am not totally committed to
capitalism that I am rabidly anti-free market. And that I mentioned it as a
way to improve upon some of capitalism's failings then it must be being
proposed as a competing anti-free-market philosophy.

>Certainly, the open source movement is open and not regulated by any
>government body. Voluntary acceptance of standards and protocols is not
>Isn't even the grounding metaphor in Raymond's "The Cathedral and the
>Bazaar" (at ) for open
>source a market? The bazaar?


Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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