|FROM ||Dave Williams
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: A typical example
On Sun, 2003-06-22 at 01:39, David Sugar wrote:
> There is nothing closer to a true free market in software than free software!
> Obviously you missed my manhatten chamber of commerce speech (the one I have
> yet to give...), but one thing free software does is lower the barrier to
> market entry, and hence assures the market neither monopolizes nor that
> cartels form, and hence assures that a natural price between producer and
> buyer actually appears unrestrained. It is Free Software that will keep the
> invisible hand of any true Adam Smith capitalist from being tied behind
> someone's back...
> Actually, this is the article I should have written for the nylxs journal, but
> I was unfortunately away for the last four hours...
Actually, I agree with you and was being facetious. Most
business-oriented groups (like our government) have trouble
understanding this, and confuse the term "business" with large
corporations who supply them with funds and donations. It's precisely
that short-sightedness that results in our ambassadors representing
Microsoft. The knee-jerk reaction is to cry "socialism" or something
similar, as seen on many weblog discussions of Free Software.
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