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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]



On Wednesday 03 May 2006 15:01, Curt Howland wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 May 2006 16:27, John - <JohnRChamplin@columbus.rr.com>
>
> was heard to say:
> > Despite the political prejudices of a great many participants,
> > Debian may be the world's best instance of socialism in practice.
> > If socialists were smart, they'd learn something from this. Ditto
> > capitalists.  Double ditto libertarian hardliners.
>
> Despite the political prejudices of a great many participants, Debian
> is one of the worlds best instances of a complex system built through
> entirely voluntary interaction. It is therefore not socialist at all,
> it is liberty.

Socialism and liberty aren't opposites.  I think Debian demonstrates values 
from both concepts in a complimentary manner.

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Paul Johnson
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