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Re: attacking FSF [Re: Paid trolls

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: attacking FSF [Re: Paid trolls
Date: 05 May 2004 22:22:14 +0200
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Rui Miguel Seabra <> writes:

> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 12:16 -0700, Snuffelluffogus wrote:
> > >   Like your ethics of groundless and anonymous accusations?
> >
> > Behold, the faithful attacks the heretic because he has fear
> > that the heretic is right.
> Behold, the credulous attacks others without:
>    a) proof to make his ground
>    b) identifying himself
> ... and then expects other to believe him.

And it is all so futile... Basically his complaint is that Free
Software undermines the act of constantly reinventing the wheel, and
that this bears upon the right to work.  As if there ever was such a
right.  In fact, if you had told people a few centuries or millennia
ago that work was considered to be a _right_, they'd have laughed
their ass off.

Now where technology has reached a state that humanity in developed
countries does not need to work its ass off just for survival, still
nobody's happy.  The society will at some time have to come to grips
that at some point a productivity and effectivity increase of several
hundredfolds can't be compensated by cutting the work time in half
and suggesting to people that increasing wasteful spending corresponds
to an increase in life quality.

It is impressive, however, how long the farce has been able to be
upheld.  Since it goes along with a wild waste of natural resources
and poisoning of out environment, it would be nice if somebody were
to pull the stops, though, at some time.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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