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Re: [ox-en] Re: Marxists and Anarchists, was: Re: [AktiviX] Reading on politics of free software

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 03:26:32AM [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED], Rich Walker wrote:

Benj. Mako Hill wrote:

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 01:23:30PM -0500, Art McGee wrote:
More importantly, the less "controlled" nature of the FLOSS
development process is something that Anarchists grasp

Except of course the Luddite or semi-Luddite anarchists. There are many
-- but don't expect them to chime in on this list!

Ahem! You're re-iterating the old stereotypes about Luddites. We [1]
followers of General Ludd are firm believers in the use of techne to
improve the lot of the worker - but are absolutely opposed to those
technologies that dehumanise.

I was waiting for someone to jump in with this. I almost said
"anti-technology anarchists" but a visit to my dictionary implied that
this was I was not incorrect in the way I used the term.

Semantics aside, I'm sure you know the group I'm talking about. Sorry
if I offended.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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