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danny.oz.au: Free Software as Appropriate Technology

Jul 10, 2000, 02:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Yee)

[ Thanks to Danny Yee for this link. ]

"Imagine you are putting water pumps into a village somewhere in Africa. You have a choice between two products:"

"Product A
Designed by a worldwide community development process open to anyone. Sold and supported by thousands of companies, large and small."

vs

"Product B
Produced and sold by a single vendor, a large multinational with a long history of unethical business practices. Control maintained by aggressive use of intellectual property law...."

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