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Linux Journal: Brazil

Jul 17, 2006, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"Doc Searls wrote a magnificant column for an upcoming issue of LJ. He uses the movie 'Matrix' to raise issues similar to the one I'm about to raise. His upcoming column should be considered a must-read for anyone who cares about free software and free speech.

"The world depicted in a different movie, 'Brazil,' is similar to that of Matrix in that it is governed by controlling self-interest. Freedom, as in free speech, is a partial cure for controlling self-interest, which is what makes the concept of free software superior to any other type of software. But there's more to free software than concept. There's implementation. And that's where free software sometimes gets into trouble with self-interest..."

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