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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: 06 May 2004 22:41:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50 (Snuffelluffogus) writes:

> Martin Dickopp <> wrote in message 
> news:<>...
> > 
> > Maybe I'm missing something, but the latter is not obvious to me
> > at all.  What goods are impossible to produce due to cheap
> > reproduction?
> It's called profit. In order to run a business, one has to make a
> minimal profit, just to have a desk to sit behind.

Thanks for caring, but I make a profit just fine creating free
software.  It is my sole source of income.  And yes, I am planning on
turning a profit during the next years on my work that will hopefully
obliterate a lot of manual labor and inferior alternatives.  This is
called progress.  And I plan to profit from it.  Quite a few
low-quality jobs will get lost.  Currently one page layout process for
a high quality critical edition takes two months to do and a lot of
menial work.  With my software, the job is done in two minutes
instead.  Of course, jobs will get lost in total.  And lots of book
projects become feasible that were prohibitively expensive before.

It is called progress.  It does not make sense to constantly reinvent
the wheel just to keep busy.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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