Originally Posted by Transhour
Opensource is often referenced as being marxist in nature
The ironic thing is the people who make those accusations (eg Bill Gates) are the ones who are pushing for a "1 size fits all" solution, where everyone runs the same OS. Which is really how modern communism actually works (1 dictator and everyone else is forced to comply).
Where as open source believes in freedom and variety - which is everything that a capitalist democracy is supposed to represent.
I know this is going horribly off topic, but I really do hate the fact that American corporations seems to rules the world. We see it with the combined forces of content distributors - literally the just the middle men of content distribution and consumption - screaming that the industry is failing (through entirely their own fault) because of piracy yet at the same time continually marginalising the percentage that content creators earn. It's like they're intentionally trying to sabotage their own industry. Then you have the big American software houses that apparently get to dictate exactly what innovation is defined as, and thus patent a whole boat load of generic designs. I mean what the hell is wrong with the US government? Is everyone
in the public sector that crooked that they care more about bribes (albeit via the legal loopholes that is party sponsorship) than they do about serving the very public that voted them in? And worse yet, all this BS spreads; America threatens smaller nations with trade embargoes if they don't sign up to the same retarded policies. Other countries don't even need persuading - Britain pretty much jumps into bed with the US at every opportunity.
I just don't get how such a powerful nation can make such fundamental mistakes as misunderstanding the very concept of copyright and patents and I just don't get how other nations can be so dumb that they actually follow Americas lead like a lapdog.
To quote Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth: "I don't want to live on this planet any more