What you have here man is idealism at best, or a load of old tosh at
worst I'm afraid. The only way this would ever happen would be when
human's find something they value more than money, in which case their
services and time will be traded for that thing as a currency instead.
We're not good natured enough as a species for the system you
described to work, ever. It's been put to the test already with
countless small companies/products, and on a larger scale with things
like communism. People will say it's money tha'ts made us this way,
but go back however many thousand years you'll care too, there'll be
cave men looking out for number one, doing whatever they can to make
sure they've got the biggest club to impress the cave ladies and the
best meat to eat, if that means screwing another cave man over to get
there, so be it.
I jest, but the fact is, it won't ever be the way you describe, as
wonderful as it sounds. If I'm wrong, I'll eat Thomas Ward's
favourite pair of shoes.
On 9/8/09, Josh <jkenn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not only software, but food, hardware, everything in the world that is
> sellable should be put under the gnu general public license. the license
> should be adapted to apply to food, hardware, cars, everything. The goal of
> an artist should not be to simply do it for the money. the goal or the
> reason behind any job is that you do the job because you're naturally good
> at it or learned through someone else and as a result enjoy doing your job
> and your reward is the satisfaction that you are making others happy, feel
> good, or are contributing to society. Imagine if there were no cost, there
> would be no stealing because there would be no need to steal. One of the
> major thing that I think causes people to steal things such as pirating
> windos to stealing cars is because they cannot afford it. because they don't
> have the money. Now remove money out of the picture. Does it mean windows
> has less value because it is now free from price? no. It is free from the
> dollar or the price but what does Microsoft now get? They get thank you
> letters saying what a good product they made. They get self-satisfaction
> because they enjoy writing software and contributing to society. The day the
> market collapses and people realise there are far greater things than the
> value of money will be a wonderful day. Oh business will still continue but
> it will change and take a different form. This may take decades or centuries
> maybe 1000 years or so but it will happen. If there were one religion in the
> world, no need for money no need to kill etcetera the world would be
> wonderful. Open source is the first step along this road and although I may
> not have the money to donate, I will contribute by being a user and
> providing feedback when I can. And I will hopefully someday learn
> programming so I can contribute to it.
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