On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 08:06:01PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
I think the free software community as a whole is a better example of anarchy in action. Debian elects a minority of individuals to have power over other members.
I wouldn't really characterize them that way; we elect leaders, but saying they have power over individual members seems to be going rather beyond the pale.
Debian has policy. If you can choose your slavemaster are you still a slave ?
Every orderly society has a social contract. Unlike the real world of countries and nations, if you don't like Debians social contract, there are other places one can go, or one can work for change from within. Is it slavery when you can get that policy changed to your liking if you express yourself clearly? DD have a fair amount of influence in the power process. Characterizing us as slaves doesn't really wash. Jonathan -- Geek House Productions, Ltd. Providing Unix & Internet Contracting and Consulting, QA Testing, Technical Documentation, Systems Design & Implementation, General Programming, E-commerce, Web & Mail Services since 1998 Phone: 604-435-1205 Email: email@example.com Webpage: http://reactor-core.org Address: 2459 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5R2W2
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