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Article:
  Calculating the True Price of Software
Subject:   What about freedom?
Date:   2005-07-27 13:16:33
From:   r0ml
Response to: What about freedom?

Free speech is a freedom exercised by the press. The writers and readers both enjoy this freedom. Yet, there is still the necessity of determining economic models around selling newspapers. Or TV news programs. Concerning oneself with the economics of the news business doesn't mean one isn't concerned with freedom of the press. It is a different issue. And having grown up in a country where we didn't have freedom of the press, it turns out that a non-free press has very similar economic issues to a free one. One legislates the freedoms. The economics are less amenable to modification by fiat.