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Re: Is it a goal of the "Free" software movement to destroy easy sources

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is it a goal of the "Free" software movement to destroy easy sources of income?
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 00:37:18 +0100
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mike3 <> writes:

> On Jan 16, 4:12 pm, David Kastrup <> wrote:
>> mike3 <> writes:
>> > I noticed this old post here:
>> >
>> > QUOTE:
>> > "Stallman does not care about
>> > business.  But others do.  "Open Source" has been one way to sell
>> > corporations their own downfall in a veiled manner.  It has taken a
>> > brutal but effective toll on stock market and the corporations.  Free
>> > Software is nothing that you can easily profit from.  But it is
>> > something that will prevail. "
>> > Does this mean that one of the goals of Free software is to destroy
>> > software as a source of money, hence requiring people to resort to
>> > other forms of business to obtain money that might be much more
>> > difficult to start up? (hence limiting them to only people _born_ into
>> > wealth?!)
>> > Or am I just too paranoid or way off base in my interpretations here?
>> I am nobody's speaker or leader, so there is nothing to be gained from
>> assigning an interpretation to my words.
> Well, okay, I'm not sure exactly what that's supposed to mean (What
> I'm trying to "gain" right now with my post is understanding of this,
> first of all), but perhaps maybe you could tell me if my
> interpretation was right?

Again: I don't set the goals for free software, so it is nonsensical to
assign any relevance to any interpretation of my musings.  They are food
for thought, nothing else.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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