The Free Software hardliner, the corporation, and the shotgun wedding
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 20, 2008 09:26 AM
time & time again i am struck by how americans and others in the so-called 1st world have allowed themselves to be homogenized into "self interest advancement units" by the prevailing culture of corporatisim and how some residents of the so-called 2nd & 3rd world countries seem to be the only ones left that think ideals are useful for something beyond that self advancement.
what mr assad is trying to tell you people is that THERE IS A PRICE TO BE PAID for letting these things that we foolishly allow to have the same rights as individuals (corporations) to determine the fate of our software just as we have sleepily allowed them to run our lives and our governments--ie that the same lack of control we now have over those lives and governments is being duplicated in something else a lot of us hold dear--our information machines.