[SATLUG] question of the measurement of processing power past and present

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 11:40:18 CDT 2008


Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> I am still hacking away at this paper.  The paper looks at F/OSS in
> terms of a gift economy.  

Perhaps you need to look at F/OSS in an alternative way.  I suggest comparing it 
with the idea of academic research and academic freedom.  In other words, the 
quest for knowledge and the desire to share it.  In this case, the desire is not 
as much a "gift economy" as the desire to share ideas and, in return, the 
ability to use other ideas without restriction.

   -- Bruce


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