Background on Citizens Against
Posted Oct 16, 2003 12:46 UTC (Thu) by zooko
Parent article: Background on Citizens Against
It's not just CAGW, but other people such as Forbes, who have been misled by Microsoft's insidious commie-baiting.
On the other hand, a lot of people in the open source community are guilty of making unflattering assumptions about CAGW's honesty and their morals. I'm glad that this investigation by LWN put the conspiracy theory to rest.
The fact is, these two sides probably largely agree with one another on matters of political philosophy. Most open source hackers (by a slim majority, if I recall correctly) would agree with CAGW, Forbes and their ilk that government ought to intervene as little as possible in an individual's freedom to operate his business as he pleases.
I find it ironic that FUD from Microsoft, combined with suspicion from the open source community, has put these folks at odds.
By the way, I don't really wholly agree with this philosophy, but I am sympathetic with it enough that I hate to see natural allies thrown into squabbling by a well-aimed bit of commie-baiting.
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