Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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@Lumbergh
by A nun, he moos on Mon 20th Dec 2004 23:38 UTC

Ooohh, evil corporations. Let me explain something to you people on the left. A corporation can't force you to do anything. Only the state can.

Let me explain something to you: corporations can (and often do) bribe states to get what they want. Or hire muscle to get rid of annoying pests like people who want better working conditions or clean air and water.

This is rampant in countries where the state is notoriously corrupt, such as Colombia, where people who wanted to start a union at Coca-Cola where brutally murdered.

To say that corporation have no power of coercition is to be completely ignorant of how things work in the real world.