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Re: it's post-capitalist! was: Re: Neither pro nor anti but trans! (was: Re: [ox-en] GPL Restrictive (and all the rest of those threads that this grew out of))

On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 02:07:51PM [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED], cc wrote:

On Fri 16-Jan-2004 at 10:42:51PM +0100, Stefan Merten

Last month (53 days ago) Benj Mako Hill wrote:

Your email, and your argument, seems to be rooted in
the (quite pervasive) idea that: Free Software ==
anti-capitalist production or some derivation of that.

It's neither pro- nor anti- but it's trans-capitalist.
If you assume that you suddenly can explain a lot of

I havn't heard the term trans-capitalist before -- I tend to use
post-capitalist -- I agree that trying to fit the free software mode
of production into a capitalist or anti-capitalist framework of
understanding doesn't work.

Trans-capitalist is new to me too. I guess there's not nearly as much
disagreement here as I had assumed. We all seem very much on the same


Benjamin Mako Hill

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