Pure speculation on why
Posted Dec 9, 2005 16:16 UTC (Fri) by gravious
In reply to: Pure speculation on why
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
My dear felixfix,
A thought-provoking comment. I've been studying Marxism and it seems that Marx realised that proletariat revolutions would occur at different times in different countries because they were at different stages of industrial development. I think the same must hold true for nations with differing stages of info-tech development.
I like the fact that you put developed in quotes. One of the most ingrained mental traps we in the "West" :-) have is progress=good, more progross=better, furthest progressed=best.
Maybe we should go so far as to build in a positive discrimation bias into licenses like the GPL to mitigate for regional factors, sort of like DVD regions! This might allow Africa + Others to, er, catch up (for want of a better phrase) without incurring First World penalties? Just a thought.
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