Re: [ox] Die Anwendbarkeit der Werttheorie in der Informatik
- From: Thomas Uwe Gruettmueller <sloyment gmx.net>
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 05:54:37 +0100
On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, graham belegost.mit.edu wrote:
And why concretely does " gehen tendenziell alle proprietären Produzenten
pleite" follow from this drop in value? The company I work for
uses almost entirely gpl software; this reduces their costs,
gives a competitive advantage, and so INCREASES profits.
This is only a temporary effect. As soon as other companies start to discover
Free software, they might become serious competitors. So the temporarily
increased profits will drop back to normal and result in a cheaper product.
However, companies who still have not switched to Free software will not be
able to compete anymore. So they go bankrupt.
Now imagine a world in which any product design is copylefted. This would
mean the maximum of imaginable competition. So the profits of each company
would be minimalistic. "This does not mean a breakdown of capitalism, but it
would at least make it much more value-exempt."(St.Mz.)
I personally like the idea of a value-exempt capitalism, because that would
mean that democratic entities could take over the whole material production
for a small amount of money and reorganize it the way the people wants it to
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