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Is Proprietary Software to Blame for the World's Ills?

Nov 14, 2008, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremiah T. Gray)

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"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.

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"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 here.

"Proprietary software suggests information and processes can be privatized and that privatization of information and processes is a worthwhile endeavor."

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