Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:53 UTC
In the News Forbes has an interesting article that attempts to push Crowdsourcing off its pedestal by pointing out that "crowds" don't actually invent or create anything; individuals do. What the crowdsourcing phenomenon does is put an opportunity in front of a large number of people, some of whom may be uniquely suited to solve a particular problem or achieve a particular goal. The article goes on to discuss Open Source Software, and points out that Open Source's success isn't because of crowds of anonymous people, but the largely the efforts of identifiable virtuosos.
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RE[3]: Seems to come up a lot
by Moulinneuf on Tue 29th Sep 2009 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seems to come up a lot"
Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

1. Linus ( and not Linux, who he did not even named Linux himself ) did not do it alone ...

2. No it was an exercise in computing, that linus published on the net, he had zero plans for it, the first license for it was even non comercial ...

3. Why would I not pay Taxes ? I enjoy my country CANADA and I don't mind paying to save the life of others, the roads I probably will never use but know they benefit other CANADIANS, the Armed Forces witch means I don't have to go and kill people who are trying to attack my country, the schools where I was educated and where other where too, the protection of the arts, etc ...

My problem is with Fraudster and corrupt government individual who charge too much and don't deliver anything or those who ask we give 500 million to tobacoe company because they lost some crops due to there own negligence and greed , or some other form of subventioning that never get repaid.

Honestly, you know very little about taxation :

http://www.wallstats.com/deathandtaxes/

Here is an image of what taxes are used for ( yes I know it's not a Canadian one, but we got a conservative govenrment at this time who like to hide numbers, if one exist I don't know it ).

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RE[4]: Seems to come up a lot
by tobyv on Wed 30th Sep 2009 01:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Seems to come up a lot"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

1. Linus ( and not Linux, who he did not even named Linux himself ) did not do it alone ...


He has managed and directed development from the start.
It was his unique qualities as project leader that has made Linux a success.

Why would I not pay Taxes


That was not the point. It was that taxes, spent good or bad, are obtained through force.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

He has managed and directed development from the start.


Not exactly, a lot of is direction and mangement is atributable to others who helped him at the start.

It was his unique qualities as project leader that has made Linux a success.


No, most of the things he enjoy and are what make the Linux kernel and GNU/Linux success are not of is own doing. He got a lot of outside help.

That was not the point. It was that taxes, spent good or bad, are obtained through force.


Again, if I gladly pay them, I am not forced to pay them, there are a lot of rich people and tax evader, who don't pay there taxes on time, hence creating enormous problem for the country that have to deal with it, if there was real force behind tax to obtain them there would be a lot less debt in the majority of country who have them.

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RE[5]: Seems to come up a lot
by rirmak on Wed 30th Sep 2009 12:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Seems to come up a lot"
rirmak Member since:
2009-06-23

Let's not mix things up. Are taxes your problem, or is force your problem?

Since you're saying taxes are not your problem, I conclude force is your problem. How about forced imprisonment?

So, to be honest, I don't believe you (unless you confirm that you do hate any type of coercion).

So I think force is a problem for you only when it comes to taxes. And, thus, you have to admit that you hate taxes (which, BTW, you failed to explain why).

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RE[5]: Seems to come up a lot
by Lennie on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 07:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Seems to come up a lot"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

About Linus' contribution, maybe this comment makes it clear ?:

http://lwn.net/Articles/338946/

attached to this article:

http://lwn.net/Articles/334721/

But as you can see at the signoffs part of the article, maybe Linus does do a lot of other stuff these days.

Edited 2009-10-03 07:30 UTC

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