Re: [ox-en] Re: Marxists and Anarchists, was: Re: [AktiviX] Reading on politics of free software
- From: Art McGee <amcgee virtualidentity.org>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 13:23:30 -0500 (EST)
I am quite a supporter of the Free Software movement. Good
to see Asa's essay pitching the movement to anarchos.
Point of clarification in regards to the United States:
Anarchists already understand Free and Open Source software
by default. They don't need a marketing pitch since they
are the ones behind so much of it's development and/or
implementation. More importantly, the less "controlled"
nature of the FLOSS development process is something that
Anarchists grasp intuitively. Marxists, on the other hand,
due to their tendency to want top-down control, only tend
to theorize about Open Source and Free Software in the
abstract, but are less likely to be the ones getting
their hands dirty or actualizing the open principles
of the movement into areas outside of software.