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Old 06-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Socrates on sharing knowledge


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If you have problems in understanding the substance of Free Software, read the following dialogue between Socrates and Antiphon. How do you feel about this? Does it represent the essence behind FLOSS to you? And in what perspective?

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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I'm sorry to say that the passage is irrelevant to FLOSS, read it for yourself. Not only that, but it is confusing and Socrates is full of s***.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:19 AM   #3
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... but it is confusing and Socrates is full of s***.
Nice to know philosophical debate is alive and well
 
Old 06-07-2010, 05:18 AM   #4
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I'm sorry to say that the passage is irrelevant to FLOSS, read it for yourself. Not only that, but it is confusing and Socrates is full of s***.
was full of s***, he's dead now.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:17 AM   #5
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was full of s***, he's dead now.
yes, true.

The passage is mostly about Socrates taking his usual crude and unintelligible swing or rant at Sophists, whom he disapproved of at the time. He says nothing of particular importance in this passage, and nothing really having to do with FLOSS.

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