Freedom or Power?
Subject:   Zero Power Foundation
Date:   2001-10-10 07:07:56
From:   ivo_n

I'm a bit worried about this idea RMS proposes here. If i understand correctly, programmers in StallmanLand have no power over what happens to their work. Once you code, the work is free. The only choice you have is not to code.

If say, a farmer has no choice who to sell his crops to for what price we'd say he's pretty un-free.

Obviously, in setting software "free" this way, programmers will be very unfree.

Freedom for me is also : i decide how i spend my time and who i give my time to. I build the stuff, i make the rules.

It's not as if there are no alternatives to MS. "The Market" has just decided to ignore most of them.