|⇦|| Episode #60 - Mutual Aid: Principles and Practice
(from Free Software to Social Centers)
|⌚ Sat 28 April 2001 ☻Richard Stallman|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2Advocates of capitalism say that innovation is based on the profit motive, and insist that the two are inseparable. However, most of humanity's greatest innovations were not spurred by individual profit motives. Agriculture, architecture, boats and wheeled vehicles, artificial light and heat. All were freely shared and led to the general betterment of all. The idea of intellectual property is a recent one and is inextricably tied to a dog eat dog view of social relations. This week's speaker is computer programmer Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software movement, who makes the case that it in fact holds back innovation and is socially detrimental.
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