[linux-elitists] Hacker ethic, brogrammer ethic

Teh Entar-Nick nick at teh.entar.net
Mon Jul 7 05:40:17 PDT 2014


Ruben Safir:
> On Sun, Jul 06, 2014 at 07:53:11PM +0000, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > 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?  
> 
> 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.

Cool story, bro.


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