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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:12 -0000
User-agent: Emacs 23.2.1

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
>  Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Uh comic rms.
>
> But at least he's consistent.  I haven't read the GNU Manifesto in a 
> while, but I'm pretty sure he suggested a similar system to compensate 
> programmers in a world where all software is free.
>
> BTW, we already have a program where the government pays artists: the 
> National Endowment for the Arts.  Does anyone really want to see that 
> become the sole way that artists get paid?

Yup. In Ireland IMRO, Germany GEMA etc etc.

And how does he propose to judge who gets what? Everyone gets the same
or what?

As it is, the programmers who get the most are those whose SW is
purchased. Some of these lunatic fringe ideas are so far out there you
have to wonder about peoples sanity.



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