Subject: Re: GPL and trademarks and brandnames...
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 13 Nov 1998 23:30:18 -0000

Brian Bartholomew writes:
 > > In particular it is (or should be) now a commonplace that people's
 > > time and attention is a scarce resource
 > 
 > I am less than satisfied with any plan relying on scarcity, because
 > the vendor is incented to increase, not relieve the scarcity; this is
 > opposite to society's interests.

You're assuming that 1) the vendor has control over the scarcity, and
2) that opposing society's interests is going to result in increased
income in a free market.  Typically, this is not the case, which is
why free markets work so well.

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