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Re: (long reply) Re: NM saga (all of it - Joey, this means you)

Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 10:03:43PM +0300, Peter Novodvorsky wrote:
> > And democracy is:
> > -- you have more money -- you have more power (not rights).
> This is capitalism, not democracy. In Debian, capitalism has no place, as
> there is no currency, and we don't exchange anything. We only contribute and
> add, and further our goal.

I agree. And our commitment to an intellectual commons on the
Internet _is_ a socialist stance.

This being said, we are all _servants_ to the public. We work
voluntarily and without expectation of fortune or fame. Few
users know the hard work that we do, yet they all benefit from it.
Few of us receive any rewards for their contributions, yet
the majority continues without resentment.

Devising separation among us can only be foolish. That I say
as a prospective member and an ordinary contributor to the
project. I fully anticipate that 'elders' will be more considerate
for equality.


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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