* Posts by Jhon Smith

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Open source's new mission: To boldly go where no software has gone before

Jhon Smith

Re: Exploitation

Using a common goods instead of paying a rent to those who have the privilege to own the tool is not taking advantage. Unless you see the private ownership of the means of production as sacred.

And a software is immaterial. You can do copies and use it without damaging or destroying it. It's not a problem that someone use it.

If people want money for their work, their is multiple business models available. The problem with OpenSSL is not the absence of rent and absence of private ownership of the means of production. If they need money, they could have put in practice one of the business models.