The Invisible Hand
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Oct 1 19:49:41 UTC 2001
Matthew C. Weigel writes:
> It just so happens that the people involved with the OSI are
> *motivated* by the social/ethical concerns, but try to present the
> pragmatic issues in order to convince people. They are not trying to
> be pragmatic, they are simply accepting that other people are (and
> trying to speak to their concerns).
This is a very good summary.
> Once a developer has bought it, it really doesn't matter whether open
> source is *actually* pragmatic or not (as long as they don't pull it
> back out).
The FSF argues that, without the social/ethical committment to free
software, their committment to open source changes like the wind.
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