Definition of open source

Marius Amado Alves amado.alves at
Sat Nov 6 16:54:34 UTC 2004

> I don't have to pay the plumber every time I flush my toilet,
> why should I pay Linus every time I copy Linux?

Because you can copy Linux. Toilets no.

(This is also a feature of the open source philosophy, that it equates 
material and digital artifacts. And not only in parables.)

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