[linux-elitists] Socialist Software Organization

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Sun Nov 30 03:04:56 PST 2003


<quote who="Martin Pool">

> So I'm more interested in people agreeing that democracy and freedom to
> read are important, whatever their other beliefs.

Agree, very much so... And on that thread, recently I've been asking friends
who grok (and use) Linux and Free Software whether they're more interested
in 'Free Software' or 'a decent alternative to Microsoft'... Answers not so
encouraging.

> > It makes sense within the context of our socialist democracy.
> 
> Have you been out of Australia for the last seven years?

I edited out a little quip about current events - a large proportion of the
list wouldn't be in on the joke. So to speak. :-|

> (While checking that number, I found a quote from Alfred Deakin on forming
> the Liberal Party in 1908: "Liberal always, radical often and reactionary
> never."  How things change.)

(If you have time, it's kinda funny reading the history of the US Republican
and Democratic parties on their websites, particularly about their political
stances during the Civil War.)

- Jeff

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