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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:03:09 -0000

Tim Smith wrote:
> Can you suggest a third alternative (that is economically sound)?

I think that capitalism (in the sense of market of exclusive rights in
intangibles) is economically sound. The history has shown that all
anti-capitalist experiments has failed miserably.

Compare it to

"China millionaire asks 100 others to pledge wealth before Gates' visit

REUTERS, Sep 16, 2010, 01.15am IST

A Chinese multi-millionaire has persuaded over 100 entrepreneurs to
donate all their personal wealth, state media said on Wednesday, ahead
of a visit by two of the world's richest men to promote philanthropy. 

Chen Guangbiao, who is worth an estimated $440 million according to last
year's Hurun rich list, and who is already one of the country's top
donors to good causes, has said he will leave his entire fortune to
charity after he dies. 

Chen was also one of the country's first businessmen to announce he
would attend a dinner in China this month hosted by billionaire
philanthropists Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who are visiting to talk
about their Giving Pledge campaign. Many rich Chinese have so far shied
away from attending, according to Chinese media. 

Chen said he had convinced over 100 businessman who had "responded to
his appeal to donate all of their personal wealth to society," state
news agency Xinhua reported. "Although the pledge makers do not want to
be exposed to the media, I give my sincere respect to their charity
spirit," Chen told Xinhua. 

Microsoft founder Gates and investor Buffett said in a letter this week
they would not be pushing mega-wealthy families to sign up for their
campaign because China had to develop its own culture of philanthropy.
Philanthropy in China has complications beyond issues like waste or
corruption that might worry Western donors. 

Some wealthy Chinese fear generous donations could expose fortunes
larger than the government or rivals had calculated, inviting unwanted


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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