Free software and open source philosophies differ sometimes with radically different outcomes

mat witts mat at
Sun Nov 19 11:17:17 UTC 2017


An opinion that appeals to center/moderate politics by combining two distinct yet related concepts is not the moderate or reasonable position it is sometimes mistaken for.

This is a journey into mysterious niches of political activism where FS involvement is implicated in a global, market economy, where corporate interests are often kept secret, and standards design and development like DRM are turning towards four characteristic features of market-led policy:

Groups, not isolated individuals;
Aims, not ones that would benefit society as a whole;
Orchestrated acts, not a series of spontaneous and haphazard ones; and
Secret planning, not public discussion
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