NT: free software and money
sama at perchetopi.org
Sun Mar 28 18:00:49 UTC 2004
>>>>> "Moritz" == Moritz Sinn <moritz at freesources.org> writes:
> economy would never be so stupid to demand something which is
> bad for itself! they know exactly what they're doing but they
> also know that this is the best way to gain profit.
Please consider that "economy" doesn't demand anything - it's
people/companies who do, and they usually have a quite selfish
attitude (this is not a moral judgement, just a basic observation of
facts) which is not necessarily a good thing neither for society nor
for themselves. The classic example is the company which pollutes the
environment to cut on costs - this results in an immediate gain for
shareholders and in a medium to long-term damage/loss for all society
(and by definition, for shareholders themselves).
I'll stop here before we drift off-topic, but I think a serious and
scientific discussion on the topic of economy and Libre Software (as
well as libre content, libre communication, etc, etc) is a thing to
do. Most probably it's already being done and I don't know where -
any suggestion in this sense is welcome.
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