This is an ad IBM is running for Linux
I believe in Linux. Linux is a free operating system, competing with Windows. Linux is also a far more adaptive Net Animal than Windows. It is currently too geeky for mass home use, but with support from Sun Microsystems and IBM it is taking over the business market. It saves companies billions of dollars and it runs better than Windows.
Linux is Open-Source. Open-Source means that the code is not copyrighted or considered intellectual property. Nobody owns Linux. If you install Linux you can hack the code all you want, and you can give the code away for free. Linux has thousands of people all over the world changing and improving it every second. Linux is thus a very very adaptive Net Animal. Thousands of coders work for free and share code. Not every few years like Windows, but every few seconds. Linux can adapt to individual corporations or particular environments so fast. If a virus hits it can get fixed fast. As such, it is far more fit in an evolutionary sense for the Market, which is an ecosystem of sorts.
In case you haven’t noticed, Window is very unhealthy. It’s being hit with Viruses really hard. Windows is sick, it’s diseased. It is not surviving well in the ecosystem of the Net. Windows will die. It’s just evolution.
Intellectual property and copyright as we know it will die too. They are not the rules of the Net. Linux is free. Linux also makes billions of dollars… but, how? Because when people share it enables more economic productivity, which in the end benefits everyone. Geeks work on Linux for free, but non-geeks pay to have Linux installed and customized for their businesses. Linux also saves companies billions of dollars and enables developing countries to afford technology. All of which leads to greater economic productivity which means… more money.
I believe in Linux, and more importantly, I believe in Open-Source. I believe that Open-Source is the Constitution of the Net. It’s our Bill of Rights.
Open-Source everything, free and open Law, free and open government, free and open music, film… ideas. I think it’s good for our culture to let go and share. We have more to gain than to lose. Freedom. Power to the People.
Most people in power now don’t see things that way, but as they die their old biases will fade into history. Children growing up on the Net won’t know any better, they’ll know Freedom. All your court cases can’t change that. The future is better. The future is free and open.