"Because of THOMAS, the human brain makes us feel good when we
help others--this is the basis for attachment to family and friends
and cooperation with strangers. "I need your help" is a potent
stimulus for action.
"Now, how does free software generally operate? It begins with a
call for *help* - which means that it elicits the same deep human
response as the con-trick described in the original post."
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