Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> GNU/Linux has more in common with freedom of choice than anything else.
> It's originators my not see that, or have had it in mind, but the fact
> is it does. It doesn't require coercion or attempt to force anyone to
> do things exactly the same as everyone else. It is a decentralized way
> of doing things.
> Socialism is just the opposite when put into practice. It centralizes
> all power over individual preferences and decisions in the hands of the
You're confusing totalitarianism with socialism and doing great disservice
to most British commonwealths and much of the European Union in the process
by doing so.
> I value freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and personal
> privacy. GNU/Linux is very compatible with all of those concepts.
So does Socialism.
> GNU/Linux also gives the poor man a helping hand.
Exactly like Socialism.
> To tell the truth I see very little of the core of socialism in any part
> of Linux. Even the core kernel development is decentralized. Linus
> does only a very small part of actual development anymore. It's his
> idea and implementation so he rightly holds a fair amount of power of
> the kernel, but the process of kernel development most definitely isn't
> a centralized one. If it were centralized there wouldn't have been more
> than 2000 developers from all walks of life adding patches to it in the
> last year. And in true socialism Linus would have had to give up his
> entire power over the process, which I see as a truly stupid idea.
You truly have confused totalitarianism with socialism.