Re: free-software flamage

Tom Whore (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 12:46:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Kragen Sitaker wrote:

--]The press -- and the public -- just has to get used to the idea that
--]we're a community, not a company, and like most communities, we have
--]public disagreements, politics, political factions, and occasional
--]vicious flames.

The whole comminuty concept is as flawed as things like the hippie
movement. The idea is grand, but when a system hits a certian size it
becomes its own worse imaginations of itself.

I have been around the "community" long enough to see both sides of the
coin, and yes there will be inovaors and work a day heros, but the shift
towards petty minded decission making, ego stomping power grabs and all
the other trappings of "evil corporations" is already blossoming up tot he
point of eclipsing the good.

Yes, its always bee there, this littel evil of corp, but now i think we
are seeing th proportions swing.

The raod to the dark side is an easy one

But there is another.

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