Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The world is slowly and surely going crazy. I'm sure of it now. The US copyright lobby has officially gone totally and utterly nuts. Get this: they are trying to lobby the US government to equate encouraging the use of Free and open source software to undermining intellectual property rights, and to weakening the software industry. I wish I was making this stuff up.
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MechR
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2006-01-11

You can't learn just from reading (deciphering) someone elses code. As the saying goes - give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

I like Marx's more cynical version of that, which seems particularly topical: "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity."

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Or how things go in Africa due to western intervention:

"Give a man a fish, bankrupt his neighbor who used to sell fish for a living and ruin the local economy."

In marx's world there aren't enough fish to go around. Only the members of the governing party get to eat.

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