press release critique
stefan.meretz at hbv.org
Wed May 2 11:50:18 UTC 2001
> MJ Ray <markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk> writes:
> > > And this is exactly what Eric Raymond in his propaganda says (see
> > > the magic cauldron:
> > > http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/homesteading/magic-cauldron/).
> > Open-source's poster boy arguing against making money from Free
> > software? Surely not? Time from me to go reread that one, I guess.
> Do you wish to refer to any particular part of this publication? Just
> citing it is rather like waving one's arm at an unordered dictionary
> to justify a word definition.
There seems to be a misunderstanding. ESR _is_ arguing for making money from free
software. I refer to chapter 9 "Indirect Sale-Value Models",
All these models base on making things (or services etc.) scarce. And scarcity and freedom
are a contradiction.
Due to time limitations I will respond not to all replies, but in a more general note.
Tomorrow, I hope...
I feel: this could be an essential point for the future of free software.
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