LinuxWorld: Radical software environmentalism

“Stig Hackvän muses upon the ways that the free-software
landscape is like environmentalism and describes several licenses
available for software artists’ use.

“Much as the politics of the American West are about access to
water in a normally dry place and the sustainable exploitation of
natural resources, so the politics of the digital environment are
also about scarcity and depletion. Free-flowing source code
nourishes programming creativity, while overpriced, unreliable, and
closed proprietary software pollutes the public’s enthusiasm for
software industrialism.”

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