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

Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
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.

There's always one of us :->

Of course, the change in state of the programmer-peon which occurs when
they can move into the self-directed, quality led production typical of
FLOSS-type projects is something all Luddites approve of.... probably.

cheers, Rich.

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