Again the 'slavery' non-sense.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 20:09 UTC (Thu) by RobSeace
In reply to: Again the 'slavery' non-sense.
Parent article: LCA: Addressing the failure of open source
I reckon you would have -somewhat of- a point if there were people outside of the FOSS fringe using the word 'slavery' with such a meaning. But there aren't.
You've never heard anyone use the word "slave" or "slavery" metaphorically before? It's a pretty widespread phenomenon... "I'm a slave to the grind!", "He's a slave to drugs!", "I've been slaving away at this drudgery all day!", etc... You might want to check a dictionary, and you may find such uses are common enough to be listed as valid definitions for the words...
Do you also object to the naming of master/slave relationships between hardware/software?
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