[linux-elitists] Hacker ethic, brogrammer ethic
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Mon Jul 7 05:14:17 PDT 2014
On Sun, Jul 06, 2014 at 07:53:11PM +0000, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> Don Marti:
> > So how does "extend and subvert technology" turn into "go fast and
> > break people"?
> > Hacking: copyleft or neutral licensing (promote generic
> > ubiquitous code as a complement to valuable people)
> > Brogramming: aggressive ToS/CLAs (contributors are a
> > generic out-group; value is in control of the hub of the
> > network)
> And yet, you're seeing plenty of tech bros using Open Source to wring as
> much unpaid labour out of people as they can. It's probably one of the
> more irritating and impossible-to-deflect criticisms of the free
> software movement: what does this do to the power dynamic between
> capital and labour? How does this not flood the markets with
> more easily exploitable programmers, and harm everyone?
Who needs to deflect criticism and why do we care. How blindly stupid
would such a statement be? Let me get this straight, every time someone
uses a previously discovered technology it is a distortion of the
market? Who cares. Markets are not the venue or means for human growth
and transmition of culture. They are a by product of our economic
activity. Anyone who views every engineering and artisitic feat as a
"market" needs to take a day off and go to the park. Smell some grass.
Play some softball. Enjoy a day OFF.
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