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bronto (1193)

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Friday February 18, 2005
02:11 PM

They decided I am a communist

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They decided I am a communist.

They decided that, because I promote Linux and free software, that this has political consequences.

They decided that free software has a strong left-wing political connotation; hence: if I promote free software, I am promoting other ideas with it, even if I don't mean to.

I promote free software because I think it is made in the interest of people that will use it.

I promote Linux because I like it and it is free.

I put (stupid) modules on CPAN in the hope that they will be useful for at least one human being.

But they decided what I am doing. And they decided I am a communist.

I don't mean to do anything political, for neither left- nor right-wing sides of the board.

But they give meanings to the things I do, meanings that I never gave to them.

I want to be helpful to people, I want to do something useful for people. They decided that this is being communist.

Screw you!

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  • I decided I am an (anarchist) communist.

    I decided, because technology has implications on the rest of our society, to promote free software.

    I decided that libertarian left-wing politics should embrace worker control wherever it take hold; hence: if I support worker control in general, I should support free software in particular.

    I promote free software because it is made by and for the people who use it, without much interference from bosses.

    I promote free UNIX because it is useful, costs nothing, and