[oclug] Linux kernel development loses BitKeeper
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Sun Apr 17 08:54:07 EDT 2005
farrell at cyberia.coldstream.ca wrote:
>On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
>>On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:14:07AM -0400, Brad Barnett wrote:
>>>I find it amusing that you often take a very strong "conservative"
>>>political viewpoint, only to become very confused and suddenly adopt
>>>a very different political tact. One where the state should somehow
>>>protect your invention from being emulated or copied in any form. A
>>>viewpoint expressed above, that is far beyond current law and
>>>legislation in place.
>>Maybe I misparsed this paragraph, but I thought things like patents
>>etc. were traditionally part of the 'conservative' viewpoint. Or at
>>least, the right-wing one, no?
>>Forgive my uncertainty and/or ignorance; I'm just mostly apolitical
>>(and fairly happy that way). :)
> Part of the problem here is the system that we use to model our
>political processes. It is centuries out of date. What is "right wing" and
>"left wing" really have no mapping to the parties that are around today.
>Many USians consider evern our "Conservative" party to be a bunch of "pinko
>commies", while we see the USian Democratic party as being just slightly to
>the left of Attilla the Hun.
> One of the models that does a much better job describing what is out
>there is called the Pournelle Axis. Although it has it's problems, it does a
>much better job at being a "map" to our current political field.
> You can read about it here: http://www.baen.com/chapters/axes.htm
Leave it to Jerry Pournelle to attempt to reduce 2500 years of political
thought to four Venn diagrams with derogatory labels attached to people
with whom he disagrees.
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