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Links 1 through 10 of 25 by Simon Phipps tagged Philosophy

An excellent point being made here; if it is morally wrong to prevent someone expressing new software based on a previous work, why is it morally OK to prevent someone expressing a new song, picture, book or other creative work based on a previous work?

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This article in The H has extensive comments by me that lay our my views pretty well in the context of a useful overall perspective on all that unites the software freedom communities.

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Fascinating overview of Julian Assange's motivations and philosophies which has led to some people describing him as a peaceful peer of the Unabomber...

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While I agree with the article which I beieve is a well observed reflection on politics and society, I disagree with the title as a general statement as I believe open, meriticractic oligarchy to be the proven and true pattern for open source governance.

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Worthwhile reading for a Monday from Clayton Christensen.

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This piece from 1994 was mentioned in a message I received today and seems more relevant than ever - although it may be that "Google" now plays the role of "DOS" and it may be that the churchmanship involved for them is an evangelical house-church...

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From Forbes, no less: "In 2009, 30 million people sit unemployed in America. Yet, the speculators have managed to lift the stock market up, and the media pretends that we're having a recovery." -- As I have said in every keynote for many years, when you create a system, you create the game that plays it and if the system remains unchanged it becomes the game.

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Paul Graham gets it spot on again. Apple's attitude is Google's biggest asset in the battle for the mobile market.

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I was shown this after a message on a mailing list that told someone they should be ashamed of themselves in a "no true community member would ask such a question" way. Turns out that construct is a genetic marker for self-delusion. Who knew.

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Where angels fear to tread. "So if even the sixth and eighth commandments admit to exceptions, why is it that some Debian developers approach the first clause of the Debian Social Contract with a take-no-prisoners, no-exceptions policy?"

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