Is Proprietary Software to Blame for the World's Ills?
Nov 14, 2008, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremiah T. Gray)
"While plenty of the perpetrators and profiteers would be
completely comfortable passing off various symptoms as the cause
for Depression 2.0, it is essential we critically examine the ideas
that got us to where we are and eliminate the incorrect theses from
the curricula so as to allow future generations to experience new
and different problems.
"Proprietary software didn't single-handedly induce this
economic collapse. Actually, maybe it did. Maybe it was proprietary
software that allowed "investors" to get involved in credit default
swaps that had no underlying mortgages, but that's not the point
"Proprietary software suggests information and processes can be
privatized and that privatization of information and processes is a