[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Armin Medosch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>> Open Source Culture needs to be constantly aware of capitalisms >>> propensity to adapt, adopt, co-opt and subjugate progressive movements >>> and ideas to its own goals. > > Open Source is largely funded by '1st world' governments and (large) > corporations. > > This is perfectly normal. > > Open Source does not stand in opposition to western Capitalism, but > rather is an integral weapon of western Capitalism against what > remains of small scale meaningful relationships. > > Kindly lay off the mumbo jumbo worthless key words like 'progressive > movements'. There's nothing progressive about open source and for that > matter there is nothing progressive about progressive.
<long silence/> OK, now that you have successfully hit everybody and everything on the block, what now ? > As mentioned above, Open Source is another front used by western > Capitalism to infiltrate + subjugate the '3rd world' + whatever human > remains are still found in the '1st' There are so many 'theories' written about 'Open Source' that one more doesn't really matter, does it ? > Open source is simply another keyword, another front, in the long line > of superficial western concepts whose principle results have been the > new + improved degradation of human existence. Yes, I agree, 'Open source' has become a buzzword. But in how much that affects *us* (the actors) depends mostly on ourselves. Hasn't that always been like that throughout history ? Regards, Stefan -- ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin... # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com