Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Economic power(sic!) in FLOSS system

My reply to Marks blog entry http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/680

@ Mark,
“Empower software companies”. Yes you do understand that they are powerless with the copyleft software available right in front of them, but they dont want to take it. So u are going to “empower” them so that they know “ways” to use the hardwork of freedom coders. And, who is afraid of them, Well, u are. Its obvious.

There are no monarchies in the freedom software world. The author, the user, the contributor, the maintainer everybody is a monarch. They live in a free world and enjoy their freedom.

There is order in chaos. U just have to look for it. Take any freedom software project as an example(why not urs).

Freedom software and freedom in general is a passion. It has to be experienced to understand it. Free urself from appeasing big organizations and start helping all the government schools in the world to start using GNU/* . U will see the freedom in the eyes of the children.

I dont know how this word “fear” has gotten into you. What are u fearing?. That u may not get back ur ROI, That ur project may fail, That u neglected the corporate sector and concentrated on the desktop market, That u may not be able to sell boxed ubuntu GNU/Linux on a store shelf. I dont know.

The FLOSS eco-system is driven by ideologies. Ideologies are theoritical perfections which people/organizations should thrive to achieve. The freedom ecosystem is not run by POWER.

Did u send this post to all the CEO/CTO/C** of all the companies whom u fear and have asked u to represent them.

Thank ur lucky stars that GNU/HURD did not take off. You would not have found an ally from the free software foundation like linus.

Freedom software has stood the test of time and will continue. There is no “fear” and no necessity of “power” only passion.

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Nobody can deter me away from "free as in freedom" concept seeded by Sri RMS. See to it that u dont make fun of my belief. If u think otherwise, no need to comment.