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

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Is it a goal of the "Free" software movement to destroy easy sources of income?
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:48:59 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 16, 4:37 pm, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> 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.

I didn't say you did set or assign goals, I was trying to better
understand your opinion on what you _think_ the goal seems
to be or should be or something. I just want to know what you
meant when you said what you said. I just wanted understanding
& knowledge to satisfy my curiosity.

Can you please tell me?

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