Michael van Eeden on Mon, 24 Aug 1998 16:52:56 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> Slashdot: Open Source and Capitalism

On slashdot an interesting discussion is going on about how Open Source
really is a capitalist movement, and not communist as some people might
think :-)

Slashdot, by the way, has been my main source of information the last few
months. It's a real interactive nerd magazine for the Linux community (hence
the subtitle: 'News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.'). It has a nice mixture
of articles, discussion (often heated), little jokes, polls, book reviews,
links to related sites. Most important: it's very up-to-date (changes 10
times a day or more) and doesn't explain everything a million times like all
the other news sites do. This, of course, is only possible with a very
specific and knowledgeable audience like Linux advocates. Have a look and
judge for yourself.

  Open Source and Capitalism


Michael van Eeden - mieg@waag.org
Nerd dept.
Society for Old and New Media
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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