[linux-elitists] It's all the US linux users' fault.

Derek Vadala derek@cynicism.com
Sat Nov 3 16:21:57 PST 2001


On Sat, 3 Nov 2001, Ruben Safir wrote:

> It's about capitalism and the right to compete in the market place, and
> the freedom of choice from a state sponsered monoploy, and a the right to
> own property.  You suggest we through away the most basic requirements of 
> a libral (in the classical sense) geovernment, and exchange that for a 
> commie-socialist society where all citizens are to be spied on for as enemies 
> of the state.
> Linux Kernel.

I think you might want to read up on what communism and socialism actually
are. They're financial models and unfortunately their only modern
implementations have been coupled with oligarchy. That doesn't mean the
two always go hand-in-hand. The same way you can have a monarchy that's
capitalist. Or a democracy that isn't.

There have been many sucessful implementations of communism on small
scales.

Do you realize that most of the citizens of France are socialists?

Anyway, I was intentionally trying to upset everyone with my obviously
exaggerated flame. The point I'm making is that the way many of you saw
that as a ridiculous extreme, many people see the politicism surrounding
Linux in a similar light. And, like it or not, Alan is currently giving
them all a clear example of how those politics devalue Linux.

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Derek Vadala, derek@cynicism.com, http://www.cynicism.com/~derek




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