From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Thu 23 Aug 2001 - 10:25:45 IST
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 10:08:49AM +0100, Wynne, Conor mentioned:
> Donnacha is right - comme d'hab - but I disagree in one respect.
> Yes we are all Communists or socialists intent on destruction of the evil
> capitalists around the world. You only have to watch the daily news (RTE1,
> SKY to name but two) to see our rallies and marches up and down O'connell
> street in defiance!
> Belfast accent : Linus says NO! We shout....
> RANT RANT - back to reality.
> There is a learning curve, but when you get to grips with things, everything
> starts to fall into place. Its actually a good idea to buy a pack. I know
> its free - and thats the communism in it - but the manuals tend to be very
> good. Especially SUSE - which personlly I don't like. I'm a Redhat/Mandrake
Actually the communism part comes from the fact that you own the means to
production - GCC et al.
The idea that it's anarcho-syndicalist is that people are working within
the existant system to push forward a system where there is no authority
that states what you have to do - you don't like Linus' kernel anymore,
you can fork it. That's what Alan Cox, Angelo Archangel & the FOLK people
do. All working together....
-- When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command: to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. " -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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