The abrupt merging of Nouveau
Posted Dec 20, 2009 4:08 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
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I don't see where socialism enters into the open source situation.
Socialism requires a central government to determine what each person's contribution to society should be (and enforce it). There isn't anything like that in open source.
I do see a social responsibility or altruism angle, where someone voluntarily contributes code or licenses with GPL in order to bring about a better world for everyone, but that's basically welfare, which goes hand in hand with capitalism, not socialism.
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