Eben Moglen challenges Tim O'Reilly to "join the conversation"
Posted by: Anonymous
on July 25, 2007 01:51 PM
I think the FSF zealots do not understand what capitalism is all about; I think most of them haven't taken a serious economics course in their lives. FOSS is all fine and good, but I am sure the people who work for O'Reilley as well as the people who use his books to become successful have NO QUALMS about his success.
For those who still believe that selling goods is somehow 'less moral' than selling services: how does one become successful in a free market without helping other people? Outside of law and politics I would say you cannot.
Imagine a world where we could vote for the people who help others the most, and when we help other people we get more of these 'votes'. The more we help the more votes we get. We could call these votes "money".....