Metaphors of Free Software

Garreau, Alexandre galex-713 at
Wed Sep 24 13:19:20 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-24 at 12:29, Erik Albers wrote:
> On 23/09/14 15:59, Hugo Roy wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Metaphors when done right can be powerful to convey an idea.
>> There’s a short article with some good metaphors:
>>         [...]
>>         Democratic: a landslide 
>>         Like a democracy where anyone can set up their own country if they
>>         don’t like the leader. 
> what is this for a democracy where I can just set up my own country if I do't
> like the leader, haha ?

Yeah, it’s more Anarchy with panarchy principles… but we call it
Democratic because generally speaking people usually use it to speak
about non-coercive systems. Actually “Anarchic” would better fit, but
usually people like “Democratic”, even in its wrong meaning, and tend to
dislike “Anarchic” or to understand it as “disorder” or “chaos”, because
of lot of old counter-propaganda against anarchism
(cf. /usr/share/doc/anarchism/html/secA1.html with `apt-get install
anarchism' under Debian)
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