demand open source medical tech??
profit motive ruins everything it touches in the fields of medicine and social media, I'm convinced of it. what other fields?
@hypolite I'm inclined to agree, but haven't specifically thought it through with fields other than social media or health care in a modern context.
I should probably get around to actually reading Marx, heh
@hypolite Most of these are great examples, I guess one thing I'm wondering is, is it possible to have a non centrally planned economy without profit motive? it may well be, I'm ignorant of a lot of the thinking on these issues.
Code I advocate is, businesses have a right to attempt to safeguard trade secrets, but hackers have a right to attempt to reverse engineer technologies. Reputable engineering careers, like reputable science careers, would be "publish or perish," with more emphasis this time on perishment of research than that of researchers. "Legit research (AND development!) is published research" would be a good social norm. Otherwise society becomes a cargo cult.
I saw a very convincing speech from an infosec researcher a few years ago advocating that any company which sells a product which runs code be mandated by law to release the source if the product is no longer supported, is discontinued, they go out of business, etc.
@deutrino agriculture, housing, education, foreign policy (war), etc. etc. the question is more: where is it not disastrous?
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