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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Truly decentralized/federated software develop

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Truly decentralized/federated software development platforms?
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:42:49 -0700
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I agree with Will, this is a social issue rather than a merely technical
one, but I admit that it's all intertwined.

I think we have a practical next-step social solution with, but we're dealing with *technical* challenges among
other things in getting it operating… (although the social / economic
issues are behind the technical challenges, in that we'd be launched if
we could afford to pay a larger full-time team to work on it).

On 03/19/2015 01:35 PM, Will Hill wrote:
> This is general problem, not a software problem, best solved by social 
> policy.  
> All of us have something we like to do that we wish we could earn a living 
> from.  Perversely enough, rich and powerful people use the "feed your family" 
> argument to restrict us, which gives them more power and us less ability to  
> make a living.  Society should provide the basics, food, shelter, medical 
> care, for everyone with something like a basic income guarantee paid for by 
> progressive taxation.  
> On Thursday 19 March 2015, Logan Streondj wrote:
>> well some libreware developers would like to be able to feed their
>> families from their development
> On Thursday 19 March 2015, rysiek wrote:
>> While I agree there has to be an incentive to actually do the work for the
>> proof-of-work, it doesn't have to be a payout.

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