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RE: art show incident


From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti)
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 20:58:17 PDT

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    It sounds as if many of us have run into people with "leisurely moral
    growth"!
    Larry

    > OPEN SOURCE MORALITY
    > Although some in the "open source" movement, which encourages the
    > voluntary sharing of software source code, think that Napster and similar
    > technologies are "influenced by the open-source ethic," Linux creator
    Linus Torvalds
    > disagrees: "Piracy is bad. Of course you should b e able to sue over
    > copyrights." And Larry Wall, the developer of the Perl programming
    > languages, agrees: "Open source should be about giving away things
    > voluntarily. When you force someone to give you something, it's no longer
    > giving, it's stealing. Persons of leisurely moral growth often confuse
    > giving with taking." (Wall Street Journal 22 May 2000)

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