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Old 01-26-2004, 09:24 PM   #16
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Yes and if the world would work together to fight the ills of the world and all of the problems that american capitalism brings to the world it would be a much better place to live. Eventually the U.S. will have to turn to a Socialist/Communist form of government as will most of the world.

You got me on that one........I'm at a loss of words.
Forgive me, I'm from Finland originally and have some issues with the far left(east).

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Old 01-26-2004, 09:31 PM   #17
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arghh.. this post is just waiting to get banned. Communism/capitalism has NOTHING to do with this topic and I would prefer if it didn't turn into one.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:34 PM   #18
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I apologise for responding to bajanick and hijacking this thread.
Sorry

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Old 01-26-2004, 09:38 PM   #19
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it is something i often wonder about, how people could release absolutely free software to thousands of people without ANY reward. I mean absolutely free. Something things are relatively free. Like this site that advertises with doubleclick.net and other sites that invade my privacy. (Not complaining). But some people just like to help people. Some people are just nice
*note: there are no references to any hidden meanings or themes here, so if you think that i am implying something about this site, i'm not
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:09 AM   #20
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Open-source sort has something to do with Communism/Socialism, since I am sort of a Marxist-Leninist myself.

How related? They're all ideally societies that wish to be selfless, putting honour above money, and love to help others with a smile.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:32 PM   #21
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The way I look at it is like this:

If you enjoy doing something, you're going to do it. If you get paid for it, so much the better. I bet Mr Beckham didn't get into football simply because he thought it'd be good to make a few pennies. I also bet that he would continue to play football, in some manner, if he was suddenly dropped by Real Madrid and no-one else wanted to pick him up.

Some people enjoy writing software. Trying to make it better, to make the code more efficient, more elegant. Some may well not be employed in IT, but because they enjoy coding, then continue to do so even though they are not payed for it.

I would not like to put 'open source' or 'free software' together with the concept of programming for the pleasure of doing so. One is a political thing the other is to do with one's own personal satisfaction.
 
  


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