Re: Hey, Y'all, check out my new improved "Free Software Research Paper Project" web site!
>>>>> "R" == R Brock Lynn <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
R> http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/3328/paper/ That's the
R> address. Give it a click!
I found your paper rather disorganized. Its more full of musings and
circumstantia than with any flow of arguments or presentation of
I had two objections with the arguements put forward
* stressing sharing vs hoarding as the fundamental issue is
reductionistic; it flattens other problems and issues, such as
economic issues, social issues, etc.
* trying to find a basis for free software in science and physics is
not really going to get you far; it's really a social and legal
issue (intellectual property) which is at stake
* "open spec hardware" is not new -- cf the SPI sponsored
Personally, I think free software works when interoperability is key;
free software delivers unprecedented levels of interoperability, by
it's nature. That's the economic basis. Furthermore, I think
recognizing the value of free software means recognizing (as you
discuss, but as a sideline) that intellectual property, as a legal
concept, and as a human concept, needs to be deeply rethought.
So that's where I'd go with your paper.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>