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On 1/23/20 12:47 AM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> That's where the meat of the issue is for me. This is no different from
> a large tech company wanting to keep tight control over projects they
> may have spawned, sometimes at the detriment of the project, only
> because they don't trust the community to keep true to their goals.
GNU is not some communist manifesto that some like to think it is. In
fact, it is the opposite. Its goal is to assure the freedom of
individual entitlement to protect the basic freedoms that drive healthy
capitialist market economies, not to mention sceintific discover, and
social welfare as a whole. Accusing it of being like a large tech
company is positively naive. Of COURSE it is like a giant tech company.
It might well be the grandaddy of all tech compaines.
And for what it is worth, so are political parties in representive
governments. They are invairably grinding machines.
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
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