Subject: Re: Kent, why do you use free software From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 09:18:58 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Eric Moss | Pardon the digression, but something someone said here didn't sound quite | right. They equated giving software away with giving bread away and | destroying the livelihood of bakers, or something like that. I have a | hard time equating the individual donations of many volunteers with the | centralized, coerced extraction of tax money to distribute a single, | bland product. Where did "centralized, coerced extraction of tax money" come from? | Maybe I missed the point of the story Looks very much like you got hung up in something unrelated to the story. | All this was done (apparently) with the only coercion being that noone | who agreed to participate would coerce others to contribute for free to | their own profit-making. Coercion is _so_ not the point. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.