[oclug] Linux kernel development loses BitKeeper
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Thu Apr 7 21:16:16 EDT 2005
On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 04:15:15PM -0500, Stephen M. Webb wrote:
> On 07/04/05 17:10, Jon Earle wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Ross Jordan wrote:
> > > Where do I sign up for this "right to make money". Sounds like a good
> > > deal.
> > It's a great deal! All you have to do is make something, claim ownership
> > (through any of the legal channels available to you) and sell it to
> > whomever wants it for the price they're willing to pay.
> > Worked for 1000's of years. Welcome to the human race.
> I think you establish exclusive control over the distribution of a scarce
> resource, then demand whatever you want in exchange for access to that
> The trick usually lies in maintaining artificial scarcity in the face of
> natural abundance. That's where the likes of the RIAA come in.
> The "natural market forces" only work where there is a natural market.
> Everything else is a shakedown by a bully. We've never really moved out of
> the schoolyard.
True capitalism doesn't rely on governments to enforce. Since patents
and copyright are being relied upon to uphold that model, that would be
basically corporate socialism.
slainte mhath, RGB
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