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Re: Debian companies group

On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, davidson@ling.ohio-state.edu wrote:
On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, Michael Meskes wrote:
On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 03:31:05PM -0400, davidson@ling.ohio-state.edu wrote:
A companies community should only contain companies.

what kind of community contains only companies?  such a thing does
not warrant the term 'community'.  i worked for too long in a
marketing department to swallow this metaphor.

I don't understand that at all. Companies work together on a daily
base, why shouldn't they here? Or is it just the wording?

i would say it is the meaning.  to pick one difference, there is more
to a community than working together for a profit motive.

more to the point, perhaps: a community cultivates the commons, or
that which belongs to all, for the benefit of all.

or so i imagine.

otherwise communities would be called syndicates.

but we can agree to disagree on that.

best regards,

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